Nobody gets to call do-over on the movement for living wages, but that doesn’t seem to stop the corporate attorneys for Alaska Airlines. Just weeks after losing its latest fight against the workers who serve its customers, Alaska is now asking for another trial to decide whether or not the court was really really really right.
The State Supreme Court ruling upholding SeaTac’s $15 wage is still in effect, so this latest court filing should have little impact… except to further sully the airlines’s image by reinforcing its role as one of the leading corporate opponents of living wages in the entire country.
OK, it also makes the slogan “Hometown Airline” take on still more of an ironic lilt. So that’s something?
It’s now been almost two years since SeaTac Proposition 1 was originally supposed to take effect on January 1, 2013. Regardless of the billable hours being logged by Alaska’s attorneys in a desperate attempt to keep thousands of Sea-Tac workers in poverty wages, Friday is payday for many airport workers.
Workers expect to see paystubs showing a $15.24 payrate, and checks for backpay, putting more more money into the local economy and providing a major end-of-year economic boost for the whole region.