Alaska Air Group http://kplu.org en Amid Minimum Wage Debate, Alaska Air Gives Contractors A Raise To $12 An Hour http://kplu.org/post/amid-minimum-wage-debate-alaska-air-gives-contractors-raise-12-hour <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147605075&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Against the backdrop of a minimum wage debate occurring both locally and nationally, Alaska Air says it’s boosting the starting pay for workers who handle baggage, clean cabins and refuel airplanes to $12 an hour.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:38:55 +0000 Ashley Gross 16375 at http://kplu.org Amid Minimum Wage Debate, Alaska Air Gives Contractors A Raise To $12 An Hour Alaska Air CEO: SeaTac Ordinance The Wrong Way To Tackle Income Inequality http://kplu.org/post/alaska-air-ceo-seatac-ordinance-wrong-way-tackle-income-inequality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, which has fought a local living-wage ordinance, concedes that low-wage workers may need a raise, but the company's CEO doesn't think SeaTac's initiative is the answer.</span></p><p>About 4,700 workers at Sea-Tac International Airport were hoping to get a bump to $15 an hour at the beginning of this year. But a judge has blocked that voter-passed ordinance from taking effect at the airport.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:12:32 +0000 Ashley Gross 13251 at http://kplu.org Alaska Air CEO: SeaTac Ordinance The Wrong Way To Tackle Income Inequality