Ashley Gross, KPLU - Seattle
Alaska Airlines and other plaintiffs are continuing their long legal battle over SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law. They’ve asked a King County Superior Court judge to set a trial date so they can present evidence about how the higher minimum wage would interfere with airport operations. Download Audio
This time of year, many have been buying pasta or cans of soup to contribute to food drives. But food bank organizers say they could use foods with protein. A Bainbridge Island, Washington nonprofit is delivering such foods in a unique way.
In November, voters in the small city of SeaTac will decide whether to set one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The controversial Proposition One would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for some workers, including ground crew at the airport. Alaska Airlines is fighting the measure. Traditionally, when workers want better wages, they join a union. So why are airport workers taking this approach instead? They don’t have a lot of choices – they’re stuck in a legal limbo under federal labor law. Download Audio