Seattle 15$ Minimum Wage

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by umadbrodawg, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. umadbrodawg

    umadbrodawg New Member

    If Seattle does get the increase in minimum wage to 15$/Hr will UPS at Boeing Field get the increase? Will the Seattle hub increase to 15$/Hr? The Teamsters #174 building is located in Tukwila, so does this mean UPS can say NO?
     
  2. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Would you be mad, brodawg, if they did?
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The only way to know for sure would be to look for any area that has a minimum wage higher than $8.50/hr. See if UPS is following the law or if they got an exemption.

    My understanding is that Seattle's would apply to business within the city limits and I thought there was a story on NPR that said the airport was outside the city limits.
     
  4. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    No way. Ups won't even dare picking a fight with the government, they'll get slapped with labor charges.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How can a city establish it's own minimum wage?
     
  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Why not when it is above the federal min? San Francisco and San Jose both raised it to over $10.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Same way a city can pass a local income tax (NYC)?

    Georgia does not allow either of those.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What effect, if any, did it have on employment within the cities you mentioned? Did any businesses pack up and move to a less expensive area? Were existing businesses grandfathered in or did everyone have to adjust their wages upward?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    NYC has a local income tax.
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

  11. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I think $15 is too much.
     
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  12. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'm no republican, but that's crazy.
     
  13. slingblade

    slingblade Member

    labor contract over rides wage laws. brown may have to up the rate to get people though
     
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  14. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I don't think so. You're wrong.
     
  15. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    No, it doesn't. There are some areas where the minimum wage is higher than the contract starting wage. In those areas, employees start at the prevailing local wage. However, you may not get a progression increase until the contract rate is higher than the minimum wage. Example: you wouldn't get a $1 increase at 90 days if you are already making more than the step 2 progression rate.
     
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  16. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Socialism at its best.
     
  17. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    It's called capitalism. You get what you pay for. Having to pay $15 to someone who flips burgers is ridiculous.
     
  18. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Expect some job outsourcing and job termination from Seattle if this really happens.
     
  19. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Forcing someone to pay not less than a particular wage to someone is much more like socialism.
     
  20. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    15$/hour isn't to much in Seattle, WA. I would say that equals minimum wage where I'm at.