15 NOW activists—led by big labor and socialist Kshama Sawant—plan to pursue minimum wage increases in other cities across Washington State. The Seattle Times,
“I think other cities are going to have to start looking at it,” said David Rolf, president of SEIU Healthcare 775, who co-chaired the city panel that reached a compromise plan to phase in Seattle’s new minimum wage over several years.
“Rolf said it makes sense to look at boosting the minimum wage — though maybe not as high as $15 — in other cities like Bellevue, Olympia, Bellingham and Spokane. He said union activists are having email discussions about next steps but stressed there is no “master plan” yet.”