We've been waiting with bated breath to hear how City Council member-elect Kshama Sawant plans to deliver on her promise to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Looks like we'll have to keep waiting.
At a City Hall press conference flanked by fast food workers and union leaders, Sawant said she's unveil more specifics early next year. Despite aggressive questioning from some reporters, she was tight-lipped about her plans. She reiterated that her goal is to work as collaboratively as possible while raising the wage as soon as possible. In the meantime, she's calling on all supporters of higher wages to sign up for the cause at 15Now.org.
UPDATE: If you do sign up, you'll be greeted with this message from Sawant:
Thank you for signing up with 15now.org. We have very exciting plans in the works for next year. Important announcements will be coming soon and we will be sure to keep you updated.
2014 is the year to pass a $15/hour minimum wage in Seattle, and a victory in Seattle would spur on the fight for a living wage nationally. But, it’s not going to happen without you. We need to build a powerful grassroots movement. Big business will ferociously oppose a $15/hour minimum wage. In reality, the battle is just beginning and we need your help right away to prepare.
Taking on big business will require significant resources. We aim to sign up 1,000 people to donate at least $15/month. This will help provide the funding to organize a vigorous grassroots campaign, produce literature, organize rallies, and run a dynamic website.
So, I am inviting you to be one of the first people to sign up to be a contributor to 15now.org.