State Supreme Court Rules $15 Minimum Wage for All Sea-Tac Airport Workers!

“We hold that Proposition 1 can be enforced at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because there is no indication that it will interfere with airport operations. We also hold that federal labor law does not preempt the provision protecting workers from retaliation. We otherwise affirm the trial court and thus uphold Proposition 1 in its entirety.”

Today, after nearly two years of campaigning, waiting, and legal battles, workers at SeaTac Airport have finally been told: YES, you will get your $15! The Washington State Supreme Court issued their ruling this morning. You can find it here.

Local media is covering the story everywhere.  Just pick a local news outlet, and you’ll find it.

Local 6 President Sergio Salinas shared his excitement for the ruling this morning:

The decision by the Washington Supreme Court this morning brings justice and respect to workers and addresses income inequality head-on.  This is a victory for workers at Sea-Tac and around the nation.  Today is just the beginning, workers need more than $15; workers need a Union to continue to bring justice and respect into the workplace.  When we fight, we win!

There is always more work to be done in the fight for living wages, fair workloads and labor rights across the board. But days like these are a welcome cause for celebration!

When we fight, we win!

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