Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage. One hundred thousands workers will be lifted out of poverty and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On June 2nd Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15/hr. Starting April 1, 2015 all workers in big businesses like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Macy’s and Target will see an immediate increase to $11 an hour, and by 2025 all workers will be making a minimum of $18 an hour. Altogether it is estimated that Seattle businesses will have to pay their workers an additional $3 billion in wages over the next ten years! This demonstrates that “struggle pays,” that ordinary people can take on the biggest corporations in the world and win, when we organize and fight back.