Although the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) did not rule in its Harris v. Quinn case today, as some had expected, on whether government workers must join a union, the decision does call into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has unveiled a series of proposals to reduce crime in the city. Calling it a “crisis of confidence” in public safety, Murray identified the city’s high youth unemployment rate as a contributing factor to crime.
Today The Seattle Timesfeatured business owners who are grappling with how to deal with Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law. While sobering, none of the business owners’ reactions to the mandated high wage are surprising.
The owner of a small, family-run hotel said he plans to raise room rates and reduce workers’ hours (but not their job duties):