Supreme Court Won’t Block SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative
Now it’s for sure – voters in the city of SeaTac will make their mark, or rather marks, on a landmark minimum-wage initiative this November. But whether those marks will be counted is another question entirely.
Alaska Airlines, the state Restaurant Association and the operator of two food concessions at Sea-Tac International Airport were shot down Tuesday by the state Supreme Court in their effort to win a quick hearing on a challenge to the so-called SeaTac Good Jobs Initiative. They can seek another hearing later. But by the time they do that, it will be too late to alter the ballot – it goes to the printers this week, if it hasn’t gone already. And so the measure will at least be placed before the 12,000 registered voters in the King County city, making SeaTac the first city anywhere to cast a judgment on a national union-backed campaign for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. It’s just that there’s still no telling whether it will stick.