Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Expectation, expectation

Carly Simon knew that we can never know about the days to come, but does anyone anticipate much new business creation in SeaTac, Washington soon;
Supporters and opponents of SeaTac’s $15-an-hour minimum-wage measure remained locked in a dead heat Tuesday, with only 43 votes separating them.
In addition to 500 uncounted ballots, there are 300 rejected for problems with signatures that don't match with the voter's registration. But whatever the outcome, the issue is headed for--guess where;
Airport food concessionaire Filo Foods, along with Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association, filed an amended lawsuit Friday in King County Superior Court seeking to invalidate the ballot measure.
In addition to suing the city of SeaTac, Proposition 1 opponents now are bringing legal action against the Port of Seattle, which owns and operates the airport.
The amended suit by opponents claims Proposition 1 is unenforceable because it exceeds the small city’s initiative power and legislative authority, noting that the airport falls under the Port of Seattle’s control.
Plus, let's make a federal case out of it;
The suit argues that Proposition 1 purports to regulate parts of the employer-employee relationship and conflicts with federal law, including the Railway Labor Act, which covers Alaska Airlines and other major air carriers. 
Uncertainty, uncertainty, 'cause these are the good old days.

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