Plaintiff argument: Because airline crew members regularly work in multiple states even within the same work shift, the application of state paid sick leave requirements is unreasonable and a violation of the U. Constitution's limits on a state's ability to regulate interstate commerce; and that the initiative violates the federal Airline Deregulation Act.Defendant argument: Unknown; the department and the attorney general had not yet to respond to the lawsuit as of February 9, 2018.
We believe I-1433 covers more than one; an increase in the state’s minimum wage, but also a new paid leave mandate.
Plaintiffs in the case include the National Federation of Independent Business, Northwest Food Processors Association, Washington Farm Bureau, Washington Food Industry Association, and Washington Retail Association.
Brad Haberman, the lead plaintiff, said Initiative 1433 violated the state's single-subject rule.
Those should have been subject of separate legislation, separate initiatives.
Since it doesn’t follow the constitution we’re taking it to court and trying to get it resolved." Judge Scott R. He said, "This court is of the opinion that the Plaintiffs have failed to establish that I-1433 has violated the Washington State Constitution in any manner. I-1433 deals with a general subject, labor standards. In 2014, Seattle became the first major city to approve a minimum wage.