- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Supreme Court will not reconsider its August ruling that a $15 minimum wage law passed by SeaTac voters also applies to airport workers.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1LOd53u ) the court issued its ruling on Monday.

Alaska Airlines and other groups had filed a lawsuit challenging the city’s power to dictate pay at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport — owned and operated by the Port of Seattle.

The decision means that thousands of hospitality and transportation workers at the airport should soon see their minimum wage bumped up to $15.24 an hour.

Alaska Airlines issued a statement saying it was evaluating its options.

Proponents of the law say the ruling is expected to impact 4,700 people employed at the airport by contractors, concessionaires and car-rental agencies.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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