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The SeaTac ‘Good Jobs Initiative’ to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for workers in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and at airport-related businesses was winning 54-46%, with 3,283 votes counted Tuesday night.
Supporters of the proposal were celebrating Tuesday night’s election results. “The victory in SeaTac means that workers at the Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks at our airport will see their pay rise to $15/hour along with thousands of others,” said Ryan Parker, a fast food striker who works at Wendy’s in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. “If they can do it in SeaTac, we can do it in Seattle, too.” The proposal, if it is approved, will ensure a $15 minimum wage for more than 6,000 workers in and around the airport.
Food.. A pound of ground meat in 98 was about 69 cents a pound.. today its between 3 and 5 dollars..
Those of us on fixed incomes are screwed. Prices never go down...always up.
reply to post by grey580
What do you think the airport charges the franchisee for the rental space? taxes?
I know, you go talk to a franchisee and see how he is living and tell me what kind of car is in the driveway. And hey no point in arguing about this, everyone will be able to see this play out over the next year.
You won't have to pass an econ 101 class to learn something.
reply to post by Carreau
I guess that the owner of that mc'donalds will only be able to afford 2 Ferrari's for xmas instead of the 4 Ferrarri's he usually gets.
Sucks to be him.
Why did I waste time learning a skill if I'm only getting 20 an hour?
No sucks to be you or more accurately anyone who buys goods or services at the airport.
Labor is a expense that WILL get passed onto consumers. Either people will pay the new, inflated prices or not. If they don't, business will have to deal with smaller margins or close up shop and move to areas with better margins.
This is a favorite question of mine, what percentage of profit do you deem to be excessive? I'm not talking dollar amt, just percentage. The answers I get tend to show you who owns a business and those who are clueless.
Is it 10%? 20%? Lets hear your number.