SeaTac minimum wage ordinance http://kplu.org en Washington Supreme Court To Hear Sea-Tac Airport Minimum Wage Fight http://kplu.org/post/washington-supreme-court-hear-sea-tac-airport-minimum-wage-fight <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156141897&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Should SeaTac’s voter-approved $15 per hour minimum wage apply to workers at&nbsp;Seattle-Tacoma International Airport? Washington’s Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on that question today.</p><p>The case pits airport vendors, Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle against supporters of the higher wage.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:32:31 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17412 at http://kplu.org Washington Supreme Court To Hear Sea-Tac Airport Minimum Wage Fight Port Of Seattle Proposes Lifting Airport Workers’ Minimum Wage To $13 By 2017 http://kplu.org/post/port-seattle-proposes-lifting-airport-workers-minimum-wage-13-2017 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Port of Seattle Commission has introduced a plan to set a higher minimum wage for workers at </span>Sea-Tac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> International Airport. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The resolution would lift the minimum wage to $11.22 per hour this coming January, then increase the wage to $13 by 2017. The port would also require employers to provide paid days off to their workers.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:52:04 +0000 Ashley Gross 17370 at http://kplu.org Port Of Seattle Proposes Lifting Airport Workers’ Minimum Wage To $13 By 2017 Wash. High Court To Hear Appeal In SeaTac Minimum Wage Lawsuit http://kplu.org/post/wash-high-court-hear-appeal-seatac-minimum-wage-lawsuit <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155301590&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It’s been almost six months since some transportation and hospitality workers in the city of SeaTac got a raise to $15 an hour, but ground crew workers at the airport haven’t received that raise because of a county judge’s ruling.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 17306 at http://kplu.org Wash. High Court To Hear Appeal In SeaTac Minimum Wage Lawsuit 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 Seattle Council Member Licata Calls For New Department To Enforce Labor Laws http://kplu.org/post/seattle-council-member-licata-calls-new-department-enforce-labor-laws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This may be the year that Seattle adopts one of the highest minimum wages in the country. But labor advocates and Seattle City Council member Nick </span>Licata<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say without tough enforcement, a new wage law will be toothless.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:45:51 +0000 Ashley Gross 16085 at http://kplu.org Seattle Council Member Licata Calls For New Department To Enforce Labor Laws San Francisco Officials: Living Wage For Airport Workers 'Has Gone A Long Way' http://kplu.org/post/san-francisco-officials-living-wage-airport-workers-has-gone-long-way <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143779002&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;">Since San Francisco set a higher minimum wage for its airport workers back in 2000, the city has seen a positive effect, officials from San Francisco International Airport told Port of Seattle commissioners Tuesday.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:27:27 +0000 Ashley Gross 15824 at http://kplu.org San Francisco Officials: Living Wage For Airport Workers 'Has Gone A Long Way' Former Employee Sues SeaTac Company, Alleges Employer Didn't Pay $15 Min. Wage http://kplu.org/post/former-employee-sues-seatac-company-alleges-employer-didnt-pay-15-min-wage <p>One of the 13 workers who filed complaints with the city of SeaTac alleging their employer was illegally failing to pay the new $15-an-hour minimum wage has now filed <a href="http://www.sgb-law.com/sgb-files-class-action-behalf-workers-seatac-parking-lot-refuses-comply-new-15hr-minimum-wage/" target="_blank">a lawsuit</a> against the company.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:44:45 +0000 Ashley Gross 15345 at http://kplu.org Former Employee Sues SeaTac Company, Alleges Employer Didn't Pay $15 Min. Wage SeaTac Parking Lot Company Fires Workers Who Complained About Not Getting $15/Hour http://kplu.org/post/seatac-parking-lot-company-fires-workers-who-complained-about-not-getting-15hour <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141440634&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:03:10 +0000 Ashley Gross 15295 at http://kplu.org SeaTac Parking Lot Company Fires Workers Who Complained About Not Getting $15/Hour Parking Lot Workers In SeaTac Say Their Boss Isn't Paying The $15 Minimum Wage http://kplu.org/post/parking-lot-workers-seatac-say-their-boss-isnt-paying-15-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the beginning of the year, the minimum wage in the city of </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> jumped to $15 an hour for workers at large hotels and parking lot companies. But employees at one parking lot business have complained to the city that they still haven’t gotten the raise almost three months later.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:08:04 +0000 Ashley Gross 14781 at http://kplu.org Parking Lot Workers In SeaTac Say Their Boss Isn't Paying The $15 Minimum Wage Seattle Port Commission Pushes Back Against Pressure To Adopt SeaTac Living Wage Law http://kplu.org/post/seattle-port-commission-pushes-back-against-pressure-adopt-seatac-living-wage-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Port of Seattle commissioners are pushing back against pressure from other elected officials to adopt the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SeaTac</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> living wage ordinance at Sea-Tac Airport.</span></p><p>A total of 57 state lawmakers, King County officials and SeaTac city officials have urged the commission to drop its opposition to the SeaTac minimum wage ordinance.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last November, </span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/recount-confirms-seatac-voters-approved-15-minimum-wage" style="line-height: 1.5;">SeaTac voters approved Proposition 1</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to lift wages for some workers in and around the airport to $15 per hour.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:13:36 +0000 Ashley Gross 13541 at http://kplu.org Seattle Port Commission Pushes Back Against Pressure To Adopt SeaTac Living Wage Law 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