Raise Up Washington is the coalition of workers, unions, faith leaders, businesses and community organizations working to pass Initiative 1433 this November, which would raise the statewide minimum wage to $13.50 over four years and give every Washington worker the opportunity to earn paid sick and safe leave.
Initiative 1433 will lift up workers and families and boost our economy. It will raise the minimum wage for more than 730,000 workers, putting $600 more in the pockets of minimum-wage workers every month. When workers earn more, they spend more, which means businesses make more and hire more.
Initiative 1433 will also allow more than 1 million workers to earn paid sick and safe leave, which will makes our families healthier and help protect our communities from dangerous outbreaks. No one should have to choose between staying home to take care of themselves or a sick child and losing a paycheck.