A local Seattle businessman who agreed to participate in Mayor Ed Murray’s $15 minimum wage task force is now calling the process a “charade.” The Seattle Times,
“David Meinert, who owns several Seattle restaurants and bars, was a member of Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee. That panel of business and labor representatives met for months to try to craft a compromise plan raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 an hour while offering a phase-in and protections for smaller businesses.
“But Meinert says he feels betrayed by the process because the proposal business owners agreed to was not the same plan now being debated by the City Council. A longtime player in local politics, Meinert is prone to the occasional social media rant, and he unloaded on Murray’s $15 an hour plan in a Facebook post Wednesday night.”