New workers comp laws fair and affordable,” which had the support of the AFL-CIO, have been passed in nine states, including five this year.
The Democratic candidates for governor, 광주 출장 안마including those seeking to win back Senate seats, have also been critical of the legislation, which they blame for putting the livelihoods of thousands of American workers at risk. Some candidates, including Gov. Jay Inslee, have called for a state-by-state review of the provisions.
A report by the American Federation of Teachers, which had urged the legislature to back out of the minimum wage increase, said the new law is an unnecessary addition to Washington’s already rigid employment practices.
“This proposal is a terrible deal for millions of workers,” the union said in a statement last week.
And the labor federation has called on the legislature to abandon a plan to allow employers to exempt workers from hiring a spouse at a high-paying level.
“The proposed law would not only destroy the ability of Washington employers to recruit, develop, train and retain the best staff — it would also limit workers’ ability to make significant gains in their future,” the federation said.
State Sen. Scott Wim카지노ener, D-Fairfax, said he has also “rethink[ed] several bills I passed,” including one that increased the minimum wage to $10.10 in April after he proposed it as Senate Bill 22, legislation he later renominated as Senate Bill 35.
Winer had sponsored the minimum wage increase with Assemblywoman Kathy Stein, D-Tacoma and other Democrats. Stein is running for a seat in the state S텍사스 홀덤enate.
“All bills I did have to debate were to provide the most support for employers. This bill seems to have just been in the last stage before it comes to our desk,” said Wiener, who also sponsored Senate Bill 362 last year to require employers to pay at least $8.25 an hour for tipped employees.
Wiener said he opposed the minimum wage increase because it would create a pay gap between tipped and nonexempt workers.
Senate Bill 35 was not included in the proposed minimum wage law. If the bill were to come before the legislature this year, Wiener said, it would require an increase to $11.50 an hour and would require employers to allow tips — either as a bonus or paid time off — if tips would contribute to a higher pay rate than minimum wage.
State Sen. Bill Neville, D-Altoona, said Tuesday he di