Having lost public support and the argument for a $15 minimum wage, unions plan on getting their way by doing what they do best: utilizing intimidation tactics.
Ever the agents of voluntary cooperation and considerate behavior, unions have joined forces to create a human chain that will surround Seattle City Hall this Wednesday, April 23rd. The plan is to intimidate the Income Inequality Advisory Committee (IIAC) or Mayor Ed Murray into delivering “an actionable set of recommendations for increasing the minimum wage” this week.
Participants in the human chain include:
Amalgamated Transit Union 847, Casa Latina, Graphic Communications Conference/Teamsters Local 767M, International Association of Machinists 751, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 77, International Union of Operating Engineers 609, Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council, Professional & Technical Employees 17, Office & Professional Employees International Union 8, Pride at Work, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Education Association, Service Employees International Union 1199NW, Service Employees International Union 775, Service Employees International Union 925, Teamster 117, United Food & Commercial Workers 21, UNITE HERE 8, Washington CAN, and Working Washington.