KING 5: Tacoma nonprofits concerned about $15 minimum wage

Nonprofits in Tacoma are rising up for $12 for Tacoma because they know it’s the reasonable choice that won’t ruin them overnight like the extreme $15 measure. See the story this week from KING 5.


TACOMA, Wash. — Charlie Thompson is not trying to get political. The executive director of Tacoma’s St. Vincent de Paul thrift store merely meant to educate subscribers to the non-profit’s newsletter when he referenced the upcoming minimum wage ballot measures.

“It sounds like a great idea,” said Thompson of the effort to raise the minimum wage in Tacoma to $15, “but it would really hurt us from our bottom line.”