OPPOSE the attempt to lower the minimum wage for hospitality workers in Washington.
“Three bills in the state legislature, all sponsored by Republican Rep. Cary Condotta (R-12) would collectively result in a lower state minimum wage. […] House Bill 2497 would allow employers to pay workers who receive tips wages as low as $7.25 an hour, the current federal minimum.” (Source: Publicola) This could mean a pay cut of almost two dollars for many hospitality workers in our state. Help us defeat this proposal to cut wages at the worst possible time, in the midst of an economic crisis for working families. Here’s what you can do:
Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 31st in Olympia
Come to the Public Hearing in Olympia to testify against House Bill 2497 on Tuesday, January 31st at 10am
Call your State Representative on the Labor Committee
Call your State Representative on the House Labor Committee. For a list of phone numbers and email addresses, click here: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/LWD/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx
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