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Part of SeaTacís $15 minimum wage measure struck down
The Seattle Times ^ | 12/27/2013

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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Proponents of the measure say they will file an expedited appeal to the state Supreme Court.
1 posted on 12/27/2013 6:43:04 PM PST by steve86
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To: steve86

Why skimp? Common - what’s wrong with $100 minimum wage? $500?


2 posted on 12/27/2013 6:44:44 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: steve86

Politicians creating more and more unemployment. Just like washDC. A double whammy.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 7:01:17 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

If it was voted in, then I say let it ride.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 7:08:48 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

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”

or whatever.

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.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 7:35:34 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: steve86

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?


6 posted on 12/27/2013 7:37:14 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: nascarnation

Minimum wage hike on the ropes


7 posted on 12/27/2013 7:40:14 PM PST by steve86 (*Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: ltc8k6

I hope they enjoy their $30 hamburger (cheese $5 extra) from McDonalds.


8 posted on 12/27/2013 9:03:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


9 posted on 12/27/2013 9:32:27 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: steve86

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.


10 posted on 12/27/2013 9:35:20 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: steve86

Where do these advocates for the $15 minimum wage get all their money for the ballot fight and legal costs?


11 posted on 12/27/2013 9:35:28 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: steve86
I'll see your $15 per hour wage and raise you to AUTOMATION of burger flipper jobs. Who the hell are these idiots who voted to tell a business owner what he should pay his employees? If you want to play that game then you pay your best staff the wage and dump all the other mediocre and poor performers.

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.

12 posted on 12/28/2013 6:54:55 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: steve86

Pass a law, then backpedal.

Obama is a great example to mayors and governors nationwide.


13 posted on 12/28/2013 1:46:16 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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