WRA applauds Tacoma mayor, Chamber, working together on the minimum wage

WRA applauds Tacoma mayor, Chamber, working together on the minimum wage https://wahospitality.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tacomadome-750x198.jpg

Today the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber sent a letter to Mayor Strickland calling on the Mayor to convene a stakeholder process to develop an alternative to the draconian $15/hour initiative that will likely appear on November’s ballot.

See the Tacoma News Tribune article about the letter and Mayor Strickland’s response here.

The WRA has been working closely with Tacoma area members, and the Chamber, to gauge public opinion in Tacoma and educate City leaders on the potential impact of an immediate increase to $15/hr.

We are pleased that the Mayor and many members of the City Council recognize the importance of seeking an alternative.  In today’s City Council meeting, Mayor Strickland requested the formation of a Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force with 13 individuals.  The Mayor asked each member of the City Council to recommend two individuals as possible participants in the Task Force by the end of this week.

The WRA will keep you informed of the progress of the Task Force and how the issue progresses in Tacoma.

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