Skip to comments.Appeals court says SeaTac voters can decide on $15 minimum wage
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:39:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
SeaTac voters will get the chance to decide whether the city should increase its minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 per hour, after a state appeals court today reversed a judges ruling from August that disqualified signatures needed to place the measure on Novembers ballot.
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Why stop at $15 an hour? Why not $100?
...they will vote it in, then leave the state....
Look for lot’s of pricey quarter pounders. Hey dolts! It’s not just the fast food places that pay min wage. Nobody I’ve noticed has had a gun to their head to work there. I applaud the young folks who DO work there since a lot of their fellow youts think it’s beneath them to work these jobs.
Seattle is a lib city. They’ll vote for it and the same idiot libs will leave the place and go somewhere else where their liberal retardity will ruin another red city or state.
I hope it gets voted in. Once that happens I want to see every business flee from the 10 sq. mi. area of Seatac.
Is there one or more Boeing plants within these city limits? Does the various union contracts have the common escalator clause that matches the minimum wage when it moves up?
I understand that there is more land available down in South Carolina, Boeing.
I really hope this passes. Only then will these idiots see the impact of doing something this stupid. I used to have more-or-less weekly debates with a sociology prof I used to teach with, often on economic topics. She would eventually wind up in a position where she had to admit she was wrong. She always did the same thing: “Well...that may be, but I don’t believe it” whereupon she would stomp off to her office. The clowns behind this position are the same: They won’t believe it even when they see new business formations fall to zero in their city, and a flood of new under trained and under qualified workers migrate to their town.
Small businesses will exit SeaTac in droves. The loss in sales tax and B&O tax will destroy the city. Karma.
Why hold back????? $100 per hour sounds “fair” to me. It is only right and fair.
Sure - and then how many people will be out of work and how many businesses closing down and how much tax revenue will they loose. Unintended consequences.
Nah, won’t happen. Judges will prevent businesses from moving or closing,by court order.
No Boeing plants or offices that I know of in Seatac. The town is only 10 sq. miles. in area.
I’d love to see that! It would be all over the Internet.
This is a good way for Lilly white liberals to be able to drive blacks out of their city without losing their liberal street cred.
SeaTac is where the Seattle Tacoma airport is. Lots of food vendors, gift shops, hotels, and Somali rent a car shuttlers. I guess all of these will shut down. Peeps will have to be sure to bring their own sandwiches, beverages, reading material, and not plan on buying any little gifts in the airport.
Collectivism: Bringing on unintended consequences and deflecting the blame.
This is Rule #1 in How to Raise Taxes and Kill Jobs.
And when $15 doesn’t cut it, how much is enough?
“Is there one or more Boeing plants within these city limits? Does the various union contracts have the common escalator clause that matches the minimum wage when it moves up?”
Man, does this sound like SEIU. They have been trying to get in to the captive Airports cash flow for long time now.
This is about the Airport Businesses, and forcing them to pay more. Alaska Airlines is HQ’d in the City, and has outsourced a lot of the service functions, as well as the hotels, the Car Rentals, the Cargo Handlers, etc.
They can’t move, and most are non-union.
The business I work for (an airport transportation company) will be directly affected. Even though our company HQ is not in SeaTac, because most of our business is done at the airport, ALL of our drivers and our airport people are considered to be working in SeaTac. Therefore, the $15 an hour wage will be theirs as well. We have over 150 drivers. We're facing the prospect (if this gets passed) of either raising our rates to insane levels to cover payroll, cutting our staff and affecting available service, or the company president just saying “The Hell with it!” and closing up shop. I am not a driver, but I work in the office at HQ. I may lose my job if this gets passed. As a married man with 4 kids and 50 years of age, I'd be screwed beyond belief. No prospects of a job for someone my age.
I hope to God the people up in SeaTac wise up. Their potential idiocy could spell disaster for many...including me.
I know the Boeing warehouse you speak of. I totally forgot about it.
First, the businesses at the fringes of the city will fail when customers can simply walk across the street or drive an extra block to avoid the inflated prices that’ll come with the inflated wages. Then the ripple effect will effectively cause a donut of business death to grow block by block until the negative ramifications of an artificially-high minimum wage are clear for even the most clueless leftist to see.
Business owners just outside the city limits have a built-in advertising bonanza with “Our burgers cost less than the Sea-Tac burgers and taste as good, maybe better. Come give us a try.” or pizza or chicken joints or any other biz that typically pays low wages.
High school grads that could, read and write, do basic math, weren't stoned all the time, came to work on time, and understood and spoke English.
Just requiring a High School diploma would put a serious road block on their affirmative action agendas.
The freaks covered with piercings and tattoos would be gone instantly along with the felons.
This will at least give time for businesses to relocate out of the area.
Great....except what about the businesses that CAN’T relocate? The one I work for has been around for over 25 years and this might just kill it.
Beat me to it. They're only making a loaf of bread cost $10 and poo-poo on everyone's savings. When will people understand that every min. wage increase puts them more behind?
Sadly, I think Obamacare is also going to kill off a LOT of businesses.
Colors are backwards. Reds are Communist.
And what other edicts can the populace place upon business in which it has no obligations? Company car? Health insurance? Paid time-off?
By what authority did the judge(s) decide this was kosher?
Get the large refillable size pop corn...it’s gonna’ be a double feature!
She would eventually wind up in a position where she had to admit she was wrong. She always did the same thing: Well...that may be, but I dont believe it
Makes me think it was done arbitrarily with the thought of "This will make me look good."
Since when are wages paid by private companies subject to community vote? Or, even municipal council action?
That’s the beauty of federalism and why we don’t want a national government. Let the Commerce Clause use its magic to straighten things out.
I wish conservative legislators and our next conservative President would use the CC to club the states into submission on all their abusive, anti-commerce laws.