News roundup: wages

Lots of news this morning about wage ordinances and their effects.

CNBC is reporting that the International Franchise Association has appealed to the Supreme Court its challenge to parts of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage. OpposingViews notes a local bartender’s experience with a customer who refuses to tip because of the new minimum wage. KIRO7 reports that state Senator Michael Baumgartner has introduced a bill, dubbed the “Seattle Quarantine,” that would prevent cities from regulating local employment issues with private employers, such as the minimum wage ordinance passed in Seattle.

MyNorthwest reports on the briefing the Council received yesterday on the economic impact of the Seattle music industry, and how local musicians are getting shortchanged. On the flip side, Dance Music Northwest looks at whether the city’s updated special events ordinance will make music festivals prohibitively expensive.

SeattleWeekly covers the ongoing dispute with UW Hospital resident over wage and employment issues.

Capitol Hill Times reports on the ongoing controversy over the proposed Children and Family Justice Center.

Seattle Weekly covers the ongoing construction project along 23rd in the Central District and the problems it is causing for local businesses.