Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

“Beyond $15” is a memoir and a call to action

Jonathan Rosenblum’s “Beyond $15” describes both the campaign to raise the minimum wage and a possible future for a more inclusive labor movement.
May 23, 2017

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016
Angeles Solis at a Foundation for Healthy Generations event in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Esmy Jimenez)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Angeles Solis

Organizing is personal for Eastern Washington transplant Angeles Solis, who's been trailblazing her way through in Seattle’s labor rights scene.
Jun 13, 2016
Vietnamese currency honoring Ho Chi Minh. (Photo from Flickr by David Holt)

A communist’s guide to tipping in Seattle

Look at the American custom of tipping at restaurants through Vietnamese eyes and you'll see how strange and unfair the practice really is.
May 26, 2016
Fourteen year Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

US Supreme Court rejects franchise challenge to Seattle $15 minimum wage

Seattle's $15 minimum wage law says franchises must raise wages on the same schedule as big businesses.
May 2, 2016
Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Why $15 now should mean RIGHT now!

As phased-in $15 minimum wage laws spread to NY and California, our local experience shows there's no point in waiting to pay a living wage.
Apr 3, 2016