Yes for SeaTac fights the judge

Last week the King County Superior Court ruled that SeaTac Prop 1 applies to people working at large hotels and parking facilities in SeaTac but does not apply to people working for contractors, concessionaires and rental car companies at the airport.

According to an analysis, about 1,600 people work at large hotels and large airport parking lots in SeaTac. Another 4,700 people work at the airport for multinational contractors, concessionaires, and rental car agencies.

The group promoting the change, Yes for SeaTac, issued the following statement:

The county judge's decision is just another step in the march towards bringing back fair wages to the hard working men and women at Sea-Tac Airport. Men and women working full-time, sometimes even two jobs, in our billion-dollar travel and tourism industry should not have to depend on public assistance to feed their families. SeaTac's voters chose to bring back fair wages to the hard working men and women at Sea-Tac Airport.

While we appreciate the judge's affirmation of parts of SeaTac Proposition 1, the voters approved the entire ordinance, not just parts of it. People working at the airport need paid sick days, tip protection, job security and a $15/hour wage to support their families. It is unfortunate that Alaska Airlines is using its record profits to try

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