city of SeaTac http://kplu.org en Airport Workers Urge Port Commission To Adopt $15 Min. Wage Passed By Voters http://kplu.org/post/airport-workers-urge-port-commission-adopt-15-min-wage-passed-voters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airport workers are urging Port of Seattle commissioners to adopt the $15 per hour minimum wage that <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/recount-confirms-seatac-voters-approved-15-minimum-wage">voters in the city of </a></span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/recount-confirms-seatac-voters-approved-15-minimum-wage" style="line-height: 1.5;">SeaTac passed</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> last November.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Port of Seattle, which oversees the seaport as well as Sea-Tac International Airport, argued in court late last year that it doesn’t fall under the jurisdiction of the SeaTac minimum wage initiative. King County Judge Andrea Darvas agreed, and as a result, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and other airport workers who had been hoping for a jump in pay at the beginning of this year haven’t gotten one.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:26:55 +0000 Ashley Gross 12365 at http://kplu.org Airport Workers Urge Port Commission To Adopt $15 Min. Wage Passed By Voters Workers March from SeaTac to Seattle to Push for $15 Min. Wage http://kplu.org/post/workers-march-seatac-seattle-push-15-min-wage <p>Dozens of fast-food workers and activists took to the streets Thursday for a day-long march in support of $15 minimum wage.</p><p>The march began in SeaTac, where <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/seatac-voters-ok-15-minimum-wage-opponents-request-recount">voters approved a $15 minimum wage</a> this year, and headed for Seattle City Hall as a symbolic push for Seattle to follow SeaTac’s suit and adopt the higher wage.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:44:38 +0000 Ashley Gross 11436 at http://kplu.org Workers March from SeaTac to Seattle to Push for $15 Min. Wage SeaTac's $15 Wage Initiative Poised for Victory http://kplu.org/post/seatacs-15-wage-initiative-poised-victory <p>A campaign to set a $15 minimum wage in the city of SeaTac is poised for victory.</p><p>King County officials are expected to certify the election Tuesday after counting some straggling votes that likely won't change the outcome. The measure involving workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has steadily expanded its lead in recent days and held a 77-vote advantage on Monday afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:12:35 +0000 Mike Baker 11278 at http://kplu.org SeaTac's $15 Wage Initiative Poised for Victory 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's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Maintains Lead http://kplu.org/post/seatacs-15-minimum-wage-initiative-maintains-lead <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many </span>SeaTac<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;"> workers is maintaining a narrow lead.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Updated vote totals released Wednesday showed the measure passing with 53 percent of the vote. Because of the city's small size, the gap is only a matter of a couple hundred votes. Since ballots only needed to be postmarked by Tuesday, more votes will be counted in the coming days.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:33:44 +0000 The Associated Press 10889 at http://kplu.org SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Maintains Lead SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Passing So Far http://kplu.org/post/seatacs-15-minimum-wage-initiative-passing-so-far <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many workers in </span>SeaTac<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;"> is winning.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>An early vote count Tuesday showed the measure carrying 54 percent of the vote. Because Washington state votes entirely by mail, more ballots are left to count.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:50:24 +0000 Mike Baker & Ashley Gross 10855 at http://kplu.org SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Passing So Far Money Pours in From Both Sides of SeaTac Minimum Wage Fight http://kplu.org/post/money-pours-both-sides-seatac-minimum-wage-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into both sides of a heated controversy over a proposed minimum wage hike in the city of </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied an appeal by Alaska Airlines and other business groups seeking to keep the living-wage ordinance off the November ballot.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:25:24 +0000 Ashley Gross 9973 at http://kplu.org Money Pours in From Both Sides of SeaTac Minimum Wage Fight SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative to Appear on November Ballot http://kplu.org/post/seatac-minimum-wage-initiative-appear-november-ballot <p>After a legal tug-of-war, supporters of a $15 per hour minimum wage for some workers in SeaTac have gotten their initiative on the November ballot.</p><p>Alaska Airlines, the Washington Restaurant Association and an airport restaurant owner had challenged the validity of some of the petition signatures, but a panel of appeals judges ruled that those signatures should be counted and the measure will head to the voters.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:44:47 +0000 Ashley Gross 9917 at http://kplu.org SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative to Appear on November Ballot Judge Nixes Signatures from SeaTac Living Wage Measure http://kplu.org/post/judge-nixes-signatures-seatac-living-wage-measure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">A King County Superior judge has thrown out a few dozen signatures for an initiative that would bring up the minimum wage in </span>SeaTac<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">, Wash., to $15 an hour.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>But the group behind the initiative has submitted another 250 signatures to replace the ones thrown out.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:57:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Bellamy Pailthorp 9768 at http://kplu.org Judge Nixes Signatures from SeaTac Living Wage Measure Alaska Air Challenges SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative http://kplu.org/post/alaska-air-challenges-seatac-minimum-wage-initiative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alaska Air Group is trying to quash a ballot initiative in the city of </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would hike wages for airport ground crew and other workers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The initiative would set a $15 per-hour minimum wage for hospitality and transportation workers in SeaTac—people at the airport like baggage handlers and folks who push wheelchairs, as well as hotel workers and employees at rental car companies.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:26:38 +0000 Ashley Gross 9343 at http://kplu.org Alaska Air Challenges SeaTac Minimum Wage Initiative