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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...stfeeding.html

    Fining people for asking somebody to cover? Good policy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...stfeeding.html

    Fining people for asking somebody to cover? Good policy?
    Good policy? No.
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    Seattle elects a real socialist to city council. This should be fun to watch.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...-kshama-sawant

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    It seems that our Seattle friends may be getting less benefits and paying a little more:

    Following $15 Minimum Wage in SeaTac, Local Businesses are Adding an 8.25% ‘Living Wage Surcharge’

    Erin Shannon, Director of the Center for Small Business writes on The Washington Policy Center blog that “In SeaTac, Everyone Pays for the $15 Minimum Wage“:

    Last week I blogged about SeaTac employers who have responded to the new $15 minimum wage law by reducing or eliminating the benefits workers receive. Employees earning the new wage say they have lost benefits such as 401k, paid holidays, paid vacation, free food, free parking and overtime hours. As one SeaTac worker put it, “It sounds good, but it’s not good.”


    But workers aren’t the only ones paying for the high wage. Consumers are also picking up the tab, in the form of increased prices. Many SeaTac businesses have tacked on an additional fee to mitigate the increased cost of labor. On the receipt pictured above, a $6.93 “living wage surchage” was added to a $84.00 parking charge. That is the equivalent of a 8.25% tax.


    Contrary to what supporters claim, increasing the minimum wage does not create jobs and stimulate the economy. The higher wages are not free money. The increased cost must either be absorbed by the employer, which is impossible for many who already operate on shoe-string profit margins, or it must be passed on to workers, in the form of reduced hours and benefits, and consumers, in the form of higher prices. Either way, someone pays.
    http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com...in-seatac.html


    McDonald's CEO, Don Thompson, is all for a wage hike since it helps drives out the competition and increase revenue.
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    Ubah Aden, 40, a Seattle home health worker who says she now earns $10.95 an hour, is looking forward to the way a higher wage will help her support her three children. But she also likes the idea of Seattle setting an example for the rest of the nation.
    This quote is funny given the article Ted linked below. I guess those Big Macs she buys for her 3 children will cost more than $4.25 each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    This quote is funny given the article Ted linked below. I guess those Big Macs she buys for her 3 children will cost more than $4.25 each.
    Don't forget the 9.5% Seattle sales tax and 8.25% "living wage surcharge"... They are now $5 Big Macs off the $5 value menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Don't forget the 9.5% Seattle sales tax and 8.25% "living wage surcharge"... They are now $5 Big Macs off the $5 value menu.
    I wonder what her reaction was (or will be) when she received her first receipt reflecting she paid a "living wage surcharge" for a business' minimum wage employees? Will she thinks it is fair that she pays it or will she even realize the impact her paying a "living wage surcharge" has on her disposable income?

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    I take it soft drinks are no longer a buck at Micky D's in Seattle:

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