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Minimum Wage History Project launches Saturday in Seattle

laborarchives-15Apr11eventSEATTLE — All are invited to join the Labor Archives of Washington this Saturday as they kick off the SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the University of Washington in Kane Hall’s Walker-Ames Room (225). RSVP and get directions here.

“Preserving Solidarity Forever: The Minimum Wage History Project” documents the historic and nationally recognized campaigns that in 2013-14 succeeded in approving a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle. The project will culminate in an online resource for students, faculty, and the general public who seek to understand how the campaigns achieved victory.

Speakers are Saturday’s event will include:

KSHAMA SAWANT, Seattle City Council
JAMES GREGORY, UW Professor of History
SARAH CHERIN, Political Director, UFCW 21
HEATHER WEINER, YES! for Sea-Tac Campaign

The mission of the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington is to preserve and make accessible the history of work, workers, and their organizations. Founded in 2010, the Labor Archives is made possible by the contributions of dozens of unions and hundreds of individuals.

Saturday’s event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available and a reception with drinks and refreshments will follow the program. But please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Questions? Call 206-543-7946, or e-mail

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