It is sunny in Seattle right now. We don't get too much of that over here. As we laze around here, in the suns healing rays, many Seattelites wonder: when am I ever gonna get paid enough to afford my rent next month?, and the month after that too.
And so we organize against the enterprise system.
The fruits of our efforts are paying off, both locally and nationally:
Mayor Ed Murray is expected to release his plan to raise Seattle’s minimum wage as soon as today. No matter what happens in the $15 wage debate, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has already won.This is how we are here now in Progressive Seattle: Bold, Swift, and Decisive.
If the Seattle City Council passes a $15 wage in the coming months (as appears likely), Sawant will appropriately get credit for coming out of nowhere to commandeer the city’s political agenda.
Who had heard of her before last August*? For that matter, who (aside from Socialist Alternative newspaper subscribers) had a quick jump to a $15 wage on their radar a year ago? Yet the political fear of Sawant’s organizing skill has put a radical economic policy on greased rails. In process-loving Seattle, the minimum wage is happening as quickly as a lightning strike.
America's workers should take America back from the business elite. The business elite are slow and dated, and their ideas are stale now.
In solidarity, workers unite!