PAID SICK AND SAFE LEAVE FOR ALL The ability to take a paid day off to care for ourselves or a loved one‐shouldn't be negotiable, it should be a basic right. When we ensure working people across Washington aren't forced to choose between a pay check and a sick child, we can prevent the spread of disease and make our communities safer, healthier, and stronger. HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE LIFTS US ALLThe promise of America should be for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Yet over the past four years, our economy has swung out of balance. While the richest one percent saw their incomes rise 31 percent and big corporations made record profits, working families have been left behind. We can fix this. Increasing Washington's minimum wage will lift working families out of poverty, respecting people's real contributions with fair wages that help them afford food, a home, and a life for themselves and their kids. Since Seattle and SeaTac passed minimum wage increases, the unemployment rate has fallen, creating more opportunity and a fair shake for working families and putting more money into local small businesses which helps our economy thrive
UFCW21 members and workers around this state are rising up together for this change in the law. We are going to need all of us to come together to ensure that this initiative gets enough signatures to qualify for the 2016 ballot.