Social service workers rally at Seattle City Hall over proposed budget cuts

November 8, 2022

“A city law passed in 2019 was supposed to ensure that front-line social service workers’ wages would continue to increase with inflation in these times. But the mayor’s proposed budget rolled that promise back.

People who work on the front lines to serve homeless people and the community’s most vulnerable populations say depressed wages are creating a bottleneck in the region’s homelessness response as service organizations are struggling to attract talent and existing staff are leaving for financial reasons.”