ThoughtfulOn May 12, 2015 Latest updates
Not content with harassing fast food restaurants, SEIU decided it would be fun to harass motorists by blocking traffic in Seattle .
Several unions and community groups sponsored the day’s events, including SEIU, the Teamsters, UFCW, Boeing engineers, 15 Now, Working Washington and the Fight for 15. UFCW and other unions rallied downtown and marched to Capitol Hill to join the home care workers of SEIU Local 775. SEIU had bused in home care workers from around the state.
The combined march of 800 people descended on SU [Seattle University] and occupied the foyer of the business school, chanting in support of the adjunct professors: “Count the votes!” One of the most popular signs was ” $15 is just the beginning! Inequality stops with us!”
After the occupation at SU, the march moved on to the intersection of 12th and Madison and Union, one of the busiest in the city. The demonstration blocked the intersection for nearly an hour.