Last Thursday, on one of the coldest days in years, more than 100 fast food workers & community allies marched all the way from SeaTac to Seattle City Hall for $15 an hour â€” thatâ€™s 13+ miles and the temperature never got above freezing.
A day-long march in the bone-chilling cold may sound pretty rough, but it was actually a great time. Donâ€™t believe it? Check read our travel-log style write up or checkout out the video highlights:
Fast food workers led the all-day march to trace the path from the first big victory for the $15 movement in SeaTac to our next destination: Seattle City Hall. And we got there with spirit, enthusiasm, and even light-up signs. (Seriously. There are photos.)
This quote from a KING 5 anchor pretty much sums it up:
â€œThe $15 minimum wage fever is spreading to Seattle, and these activists have the momentum.â€
Just a month after the November elections, our march served notice that we expect city officials to follow through on the commitments theyâ€™ve made to support $15/hour.
Now letâ€™s keep the momentum going: help spread the word by sharing our video on Facebook and letting your friends know why you support striking poverty and raising Seattle with $15/hour pay.