Dedicating resources to our policy wins.
Following adoption of the Seattle minimum wage ordinance, the $15 for Seattle coalition pivoted to advocate and win resources to create a new Office of Labor Standards, along with funding for outreach and education.
A new community network has emerged to use these resources to educate low-wage workers in over a dozen languages and unique cultural contexts. Led by the Fair Work Center, Casa Latina and Sage, among others, this unprecedented level of involvement by community organizations has opened up new opportunity for alternative forms of worker organizi
The Office of Labor Standards was created on April 1, 2015.
The Office of Labor Standards is mandated to implement the City's labor standards for Minimum Wage, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wage Theft, Fair Chance Employment (limiting the use of conviction and arrest records in employment decisions), and other laws that the City may enact in the future.