This afternoon Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the City Council’s unanimous passage of his legislation raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 per hour:
“I want to thank all members of the Seattle City Council for making history today.
Today symbolizes a beginning, not an end. It is about promises to keep, not promises kept.
Today is not about any single politician or individual or group. It is about the people of Seattle coming together to make a profound difference to the lives of Seattle workers.
Some have called what we have done a radical experiment. I disagree. The real radical experiment has been the economic policy of the last 34 years that has dismantled our middle class.
Today, we have taken bold action to begin to reverse that radical trend. Today we have taken action that will serve as a model for the rest of the nation to follow.”
Mayor Murray will sign the recently passed legislation tomorrow, June 3, in the courtyard outside the Cal Anderson Park shelter house (1635 11th Ave.) at 1:15 p.m.
For more information on Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee and his proposal for increasing the minimum wage within the city of Seattle, visit murray.seattle.gov/minimumwage/.