Union-backed Working Washington—a group comprised of activists willing to go to extreme lengths to protect Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage ordinance—is now working to contact people who signed business-backed Forward Seattle’s initiative to place the ordinance on the November ballot.
The thought of Seattle voters having a voice in the controversial new law appears to be so intolerable to Working Washington that it spent the last 24 hours contacting the initiative’s signers and inviting them to its downtown SEIU headquarters to submit signature reversal letters to King County Elections. NOTE: Working Washington operates in SEIU headquarters… that certainly explains the union-style thug tactics that it uses to bully small businesses who dare to publically oppose the $15 minimum wage.
Working Washington also offered those who wanted to withdraw their signatures four of Molly Moon’s locations as a potential meet-up. Activists informed those who signed the initiative that they could enjoy the beautiful day by getting some ice cream and their signature withdrawn. Explaining why she offered her store for activists’ efforts, Molly Moon’s owner Molly Neitzel—an active supporter of Working Washington—said she “was really proud to join with other small business owners to provide input into the law’s construction.” Apparently, Ms. Neitzel doesn’t want to offer Seattle voters the same opportunity to “provide input” into the new law.
Working Washington’s newest efforts to deny voters their voice and ram a $15 minimum wage through as law has thus far resulted in “several dozen” people showing-up to withdraw their signatures at the Molly Moon’s Capitol Hill location alone. Final news as to whether or not Forward Seattle’s initiative made it to the November ballot has yet to be released.