Seatac Airport http://kplu.org en Federal Judge Sends SeaTac Min. Wage Case Back to State Court http://kplu.org/post/federal-judge-sends-seatac-min-wage-case-back-state-court <p>A federal judge has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kplu/files/201311/Order_Granting_Motion_to_Remand.pdf?__utma=39075193.1753640340.1383868769.1385016028.1385054276.76&amp;__utmb=39075193.24.6.1385054331868&amp;__utmc=39075193&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=39075193.1383933717.5.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=123421385">granted the request from Alaska Airlines</a>, the Washington Restaurant Association and a small business owner at Sea-Tac International Airport to send their case back to a Washington state court. The businesses want SeaTac's Proposition 1, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for some workers, to be ruled illegal.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:20:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 11192 at http://kplu.org Federal Judge Sends SeaTac Min. Wage Case Back to State Court Legal Challenge Could Stymie SeaTac Minimum Wage Hike http://kplu.org/post/legal-challenge-could-stymie-seatac-minimum-wage-hike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers at </span>Sea-Tac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> International Airport are still not sure whether they’ll get a wage bump to $15 per hour come January. With </span>SeaTac’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Proposition 1 still <a href="https://electionsdata.kingcounty.gov/election-results-nov/three/City%2C%20L-Z/SeaTac/City%20of%20SeaTac%20Proposition%20No.%201" target="_blank">passing by a narrow margin</a>, Alaska Airlines and other business interests are challenging the measure in court.</span></p><p>Alaska Airlines, the Washington Restaurant Association and a small business owner at the airport have been trying since July to block the minimum wage initiative in court. They’ve tried to keep the measure off the ballot and failed.</p><p>Now the issue is which court should hear the case. The business interests would like a King County judge to rule the initiative unconstitutional. But sponsors of the initiative, who are backed by unions like the Service Employees International Union, said the case should be heard in federal court.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:29:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 11189 at http://kplu.org Legal Challenge Could Stymie SeaTac Minimum Wage Hike SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative Passing by Just 43 Votes http://kplu.org/post/seatac-minimum-wage-initiative-passing-just-43-votes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The voter initiative to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour for airport and hotel workers in </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is still undecided.</span></p><p>The initiative was passing by just 43 votes on Tuesday afternoon. And activists say they don’t expect a clear outcome before Thanksgiving due to hundreds of contested ballots in a relatively small electorate.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:40:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11029 at http://kplu.org SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative Passing by Just 43 Votes FAA approves commerical flights for Paine Field http://kplu.org/post/faa-approves-commerical-flights-paine-field <p>Vacationers wanting to fly from the Seattle area to destinations such as Hawaii and Phoenix may soon have another option. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved commercial flights out of Paine Field, near Everett. It’s a proposal that’s been in the works for years.</p><p>Despite concern from some neighbors about noise and other environmental factors, the FAA issued a “finding of no significant impacts” for the proposal to allow commercial flights from Snohomish County airport.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:14:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7284 at http://kplu.org Emergency drill today at Sea-Tac Airport http://kplu.org/post/emergency-drill-today-sea-tac-airport <p>The Port of Seattle plans an elaborate emergency drill for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today but officials stress it is only a drill and will not affect any regular air travel.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:19:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2097 at http://kplu.org SeaTac airport expects busy summer travel season http://kplu.org/post/seatac-airport-expects-busy-summer-travel-season <p>With Memorial Day over, the summer travel season has begun. If r<a href="http://www.portseattle.org/news/press/2011/05_20_2011_02.shtml">ecent data from Sea-Tac airport</a> is any indication, it will be a busy one. Tue, 31 May 2011 20:27:50 +0000 Paula Wissel 1752 at http://kplu.org SeaTac airport expects busy summer travel season