$15 minimum wage doesn't slow huge investments at Sea-Tac

Alaska Airlines sunk thousands of dollars into the campaign to try and defeat SeaTac Proposition 1 in 2013 and keep the $15 minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other labor standards out of Sea-Tac Airport. When voters cast their ballots to lift up poverty-wage airport workers and boost the local economy, Alaska then sunk untold dollars into a lawsuit to prevent Proposition 1 from taking effect at our airport.

As that case awaits a decision from the State Supreme Court, Alaska just announced they are spending a half billion dollars on new planes. This comes not long after the announcement of a new $1 billion upgrade to Sea-Tac Airport itself — paid for by the airlines and other airport tenants.

Sure doesn't seem like the potential for higher wages is holding back investment, does it?