Skip to comments.Part of SeaTacís $15 minimum wage measure struck down
Posted on 12/27/2013 6:43:04 PM PST by steve86
SEATTLE A King County Superior Judge has struck part of the voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage measure for airport workers in SeaTac.
Judge Andrea Darvas says the measure applies to about 1,600 hotel and parking lot workers in the city of SeaTac, but does not apply to employees and contractors working within Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is operated by the Port of Seattle.
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Why skimp? Common - what’s wrong with $100 minimum wage? $500?
Politicians creating more and more unemployment. Just like washDC. A double whammy.
If it was voted in, then I say let it ride.
i see that point of view.
it does however seriously interfere with the job market (depress it), and of course it could close down some otherwise-viable, legitimate businesses who may be unable to adjust to automation or otherwise cover the politically-mandated extra costs (as maybe some businesses cannot raise their prices, may have competitors across the border who don’t have the new mandated higher operating costs, etc.)
there are reasons why most of USA’s economy is in the toilet, and going down with the flush. This type of political interference with the marketplace (especially as it seeks to impose much higher costs of just keeping the doors open for business)... is a major part of the cause for the “Great Obama Depression”
meanwhile, a lot of folks whose productivity does not cover the new political wage scales... will be rendered redundant (lose their jobs). The “little” or “working” people are so often the first to suffer when politics rears into gear.
Remember: The reason the libtards work so hard to raise minimum wage is because many union member contracts are based on min. wage. It goes up, their pay goes up.
So they get to ask for a pay raise by asking for something for some other poor people... and who has the heart to deny that?
Minimum wage hike on the ropes
I hope they enjoy their $30 hamburger (cheese $5 extra) from McDonalds.
Yes. It’s a good example of votes having consequences. Job losses and higher prices are things they will notice.
5 workers X $9/hour = $45/hr
3 workers X $15/hour = $45/hr
LOL! There’s not much left in SeaTac besides the airport. I see some golf courses, parks, and a BIG federal detention cente, few blocks of houses and a shopping center.
Where do these advocates for the $15 minimum wage get all their money for the ballot fight and legal costs?
Attention Starbucks customers: we have good news and bad news. The good news is we have been mandated to pay our employees a $15 per hour “living wage”. The bad news is that your double grande mocha latte just went from $5 per cup to $12.50. Karma sucks dudes.
Pass a law, then backpedal.
Obama is a great example to mayors and governors nationwide.