SeaTac workers discover big trade-offs for new $15 wage hike

SeaTac workers discover big trade-offs for new $15 wage hike
Supporters of a $15 minimum-wage initiative that passed in the city of SeaTac last year stand on the steps of the Washington state Supreme Court after a hearing on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Olympia, Wash.

John Carlson analyzes the stories of several newly minted $15 per hour workers in SeaTac after voters barely passed the selected wage increase for some airport and hospitality sector workers. It turns out that these SeaTac workers are now losing out on over-time wages, 401k matching by their employer and free meals during work hours. So is this SeaTac $15 wage hike still a win for employees or just for the employees’ labor union? Plus, Carlson listens to the primary election analysis of a notable Seattle Democratic campaign consultant, Cathy Allen.