An informational hub for resources and news on the effort to overturn a misleading ballot initiative
Welcome to the main source of information on the challenge to I-1433
Passed by voters in November 2016, Initiative 1433 sought to change Washington state’s minimum-wage and family-leave laws, but in attempting to do so:
- Violated the single-subject rule in the Washington Constitution
- Failed to adequately describe the measure’s content in its title
- Amended statutes without specifically identifying them.
Below are the news releases and media coverage on the lawsuit and related legal documents.
Coalition News Releases
- Business Examiner, February 16—NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 sick leave.
KONA Radio 610-AM, February 17—Lawsuit claims WA minimum wage initiative unconstitutional.
Capital Press, February 27—Washington Farm Bureau joins suit against pay, sick leave law.
Puget Sound Business Journal, March 8—Washington business groups sue to stop minimum wage hike and sick leave law
Washington Post, March 11—Minimum-wage advocates won big in November, but now they’re at risk of losing all over again.
Daily Record, March 28—Local farmers sign onto minimum wage lawsuit.
KUOW-FM 94.9, NPR, Seattle, April 24—NFIB State Director Patrick Connor explains why business groups banded together to challenge the constitutionality of Initiative 1433.
The Seattle Times, May 2—Judge rejects suit against I-1433’s statewide minimum wage and sick leave.
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 2—Connelly: Judge rebuffs business challenge to state minimum-wage law.
- The Seattle Times, May 12—Challenge to statewide minimum-wage law abandoned.
- The Spokesman-Review, May 14—Business groups drop challenge to Washington’s new minimum wage, family leave law.