This Thursday, March 3, the will mark the official launch of a new web archives documenting the historic $15 an hour minimum wage campaigns in SeaTac and Seattle in 2013-2014.
The project, a collaboration between the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries’ Special Collections, focuses on the SeaTac and Seattle victories, ensuring that scholars, activists, journalists, and students can learn from the minimum wage campaigns well into the future. The SeaTac/Seattle Minimum Wage History Project is a digital repository of close to oral history interviews (videos, audio, and transcriptions) with key players, along with rally signs and campaign website captures. New sections of analytical essays, a timeline of wage increases nationwide, and other interview and digitized records will join the archives over time.
Guest blogger Conor Casey, Labor Archivist
UW Special Collections, Labor Archives of Washington