So, I got my “Voter’s Pamphlet” and while i was still am psyched to get my vote in, this thing is huge and the local issues are even more important than ever. There are quite a few issues so i will only be commenting on a few. So, Washingtonians take your time and read this thing called a “Voter’s Pamphlet” but let me just say it is much more … It holds our future that can and will change the lives of our kids least we talk about their kids … economically educational
The first thing I saw that needed vetting was what looked like changes to the wage increase schedule that was purposed in 2015 least we talk about what i thought got passed, which was $15 min wage for Seattle, wonder what happened to that and has this changed the hours workers in Seattle are getting because business attitudes of old were to drive wages down saving them overhead like insurance etc. If your business has revenue in the millions maybe more don’t your workers deserve to be paid for the profit you’re enjoying.? I think I-1433 helps those who haven’t worked in their industry of choice but have good credentials and quite possibly young and no credentials but need to work by 2021 or says the “Voter’s Pamphlet but who knows if changes have been attached to all of these numbers. Don’t get me wrong increases for Americans seem long past due; say 20 years in my opinion.
Suffice it to say … Some big business folks do NOT like it … some are asking about that $15 wage passed and what incentives do they get out of it and that … is the missing piece for them. I am somewhat confused by the UW stance as it supports aspects of both in the argument for and against … such as: Independent economists including the UW prove that prices do not rise when min wages increase … but then warned most communities can’t absorb 30percent wage increase
Anyway,the initiative below, is typed verbatim and though i included this, there are several pages that need to be read vetted and contemplated before Nov.8 and it is a yes or no vote …
So, given the obvious votes for our locals seats for Olympia, the initiatives are life changing and deserve research, questions and much thought before voting because it’s tricky … I-1433 might slow down the increases but gets the job done by 2020 depending upon what field you’re in ?
The pamphlet says …
I-1433 concerns labor standards — It will also requires employers to provide paid sick leave and adopt related laws re: earning and using paid sick leave by Jan. 2018
This measure would increase the state minimum wages to …
$11.00 in 2017
$11.50 in 2018
$ 12.00 in 2019
$13.50 in 2020
Hey, if you gleam something different let me know