If the City Won't Tax Businesses to Fund Labor Law Enforcement, Unions Will Take It to the Ballot

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I'm curious how our new council, which by most benchmarks is fairly progressive, hasn't gotten on board with this?
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Anyone know what 1ยข / hour adds up to?
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@3: Assuming you have 24 employees each working 8 hour days, 40 days per week, 52 weeks per year, you would pay $3993.60 annually.

(((.01*8)*24)*40)*52 = 3993.6

I chose 24 employees because, per the Affordable Care Act, businesses of 25 employees or more must offer healthcare.
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Er.. @2. Whoops.
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@2, 3, 4: 40 hours per week. So many errors. Sorry, first time posting.
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Thanks, but I was looking in the direction of how much total budget $ will this direct towards enforcement/education. Total affected workers is the number I don't have a guess on.
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@6 The unions say it would generate $5 to 6 million a year (https://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2…). The city was supposed to do its own assessment of this too. I'm still trying to track that down.