$15-an-hour minimum wage proposition slated to pass
SEATAC — A measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour in SeaTac will most likely pass.
Proposition 1 would raise the minimum wage for hospitality and transportation workers. t also requires employers to provide paid sick leave and offer more hours to part time workers before hiring additional part timers.
Washington state already boasts one of the highest minimum wages in the country at $9.32-an-hour.
The Seattle Times is reporting that as of Friday, 76 votes separate the “Yes” and “No” campaigns. The measure might be challenged and a recount is a very real possibility.
Opponents of the measure includes many small business owners who are worried the wage increase would dig into profits and force cutbacks.
The final numbers of the vote will be announced at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Supporters of the measure will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m at the SeaTac arrival hall to perhaps announce a victory.