by: Henry Rosoff Updated:SEATTLE —
Kshama Sawant said she needs to see progress on a $15 per hour minimum wage soon, or she and her supporters will move ahead without the help of her fellow city council members and the mayor. She said if there is not significant progress soon she will start collecting signatures to put a minimum wage measure on the ballot. Sawant said signatures are due June 10.
The socialist council member is holding a rally this coming Saturday where she will lay out her latest plan of action moving forward.
There was also a $15 an hour rally of 10 to 15 people outside the Space Needle Thursday evening. The group demanded members of Mayor Ed Murray’s minimum wage commission be more transparent about their positions on the issue.