Monday, November 10, 2014

UPDATED: Blackwell, Welch and Yates: Three Heartless Councilmembers of the Apocalypse

UPDATE 11-11-2014: CW Cindi Fowler (D-14) has become a co-sponsor of the ordinance that would raise the minimum wage in Louisville.

[Editor's Note: This post originally appeared at Louisville Courant and is being reposted with permission]

From Facebook.
Four Louisville Metro Council members are being shamed in Louisville's social media for their opposition to  (Seattle was first.) 
became the second US city to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

The shamed councilmembers are, from left in the image, Rick Blackwell (District 12), Vicky Aubrey Welch (District 13), Cindi Fowler (District 14), and David Yates (District 25).

All four of these Council members are Democrats who were elected after pledging to Louisville labor leaders to support working people.

In October, Congressman John Yarmuth spoke before the Council's Labor and Economic Development Committee in support of raising the wage:

Kentucky Jobs with Justice has a webpage set up just to let Metro Council members where you stand on the proposal to raise the minimum wage.

Do that now.

The next Labor and Economic Development Committee public meeting will be Monday, November 10, 2014, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Metro Council chambers, 601 W. Jefferson St. Show up and let your Metro Council know it's time to #raisethewage!