SEIU 775NW caregivers stood side by side with airport workers in SeaTac in support of Proposition 1, the SeaTac $15 minimum wage. The vote tally is close, but the living wage initiative is still ahead.
“Voters in SeaTac have just done what Congress and CEOs wouldn’t,” said David Rolf, SEIU Healthcare 775NW President. “SeaTac’s minimum wage victory is a historic first step towards a living wage for all workers.”
Proposition 1 also calls for annual increases tied to inflation, paid sick leave and tip protection. It would require employers to offer part-time workers more hours before hiring additional part-timers, and to keep employees for at least three months after an ownership change.