Protestors demand minimum wage hike in Seattle

Protestors demand minimum wage hike in Seattle

Protestors demand minimum wage hike in Seattle

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by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:30 AM

SEATTLE, Wash. -- One month after voters approved an initiative to increase SeaTac's minimum wage to $15 per hour, protestors are trying to do the same in the city of Seattle.

Working Washington has organized a march and rally Thursday to put the pressure on city leaders. The march begins in SeaTac and will work its way to Seattle City Hall.

This is just one part of a nationwide day of strikes and protests to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize without retaliation. In 100 U.S. cities, minimum wage workers plan to walk off their jobs in protest.

The Seattle march is set to include newly elected city councilwoman Kshama Sawant, a self-proclaimed socialist who says she will speak about the need for a city ordinance for $15 per hour in 2014.

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