All across Seattle fast food workers are scheduled to walkout and take part in a fast food strike in hopes to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour. These walkouts are just part of a larger nation wide movement that has scheduled events across the nation. As shown on ABC News the fast food strike in Seattle has been scheduled to start today, May 15, 2014 with rallies starting at 6:30 a.m. Although Seattle’s Mayor, Ed Murry, has already put a plan in place to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years the workers say that it just isn’t soon enough.
The struggle over minimum wage here in Washington State has been making headlines across the country and has stirred up a lot of debate. On one side of the debate are the workers who say that the states current minimum wage of $9.32 an hour is not enough to live on, on the other side is those that say that if you want to make more then you should get a better job and a third side looks to the corporations to give raises to its employees. No matter which side you are on there is a little truth to be had but will the rallies and walkouts help or hurt the matter. Working Washington is hoping for the best and working hard to gain support.
Minimum wage walkout rallies that have been scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. this morning in several parks in Seattle today. As of 7:30 a.m. the supports at the first stop of the rally at Cal Anderson Park are the organizers with Working Washington and a few fast food workers but they have stated that some workers have walked out today to join in the fast food strike. There are many more fast food workers that are said to take part in the fast food strike today as the rally moves around the city ending in West Lake Park at 4 p.m. for the larger rally. Across the country there are 150 cities that will be taking part in similar rallies.
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