Common Sense Says Vote No on SeaTac Proposition 1
Proposition 1 targets some airport, hotel and rental car workers for a raise, but it’s the citizens of SeaTac who pay the price.
Under Proposition 1:
- Small businesses, like restaurants, that can’t afford to keep up will leave SeaTac, and business revenues to the City will drop.
- SeaTac residents — especially young people– will have a harder time finding local employment as even more non-SeaTac residents come to our city for these jobs.
- The City will have to hire new employees to police businesses to ensure they are living up to the new labor standard.
- Taxes may rise and city programs and services may be cut because the City will have to administer and enforce the new law instead of funding our community priorities like public safety, transportation and parks.
Fair compensation should be negotiated between employers and employees. Cities (especially small cities like SeaTac) have no place getting in the middle of business and labor relationships—and that’s exactly what happens under Proposition 1.