But Inslee’s office says he has no plans at this point to push for the central demand being made by the workers: a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
“I don’t think he’s ready to support something around a specific dollar amount,” said spokeswoman Jaime Smith. “He is voicing support for bringing attention to the issue. The conversation about what a living wage is is one worth having.”
Washington has the highest state minimum wage in the country at $9.19 an hour. The wage is automatically adjusted annually to keep up with inflation, thanks to an initiative overwhelmingly approved by voters in 1998.