I am amused by the fervor over a potential “Chamber candidate” for Tacoma City Council (columnist Matt Driscoll, 7-22).
For years, unions have poured contributions into Tacoma City Council races, using dues employees are forced to pay for the privilege of working. Councilman Anders Ibsen alone received more than $5,000 in recent union contributions. Local businesses are simply trying to level the playing field.
When was the last time you heard of a business moving to Tacoma? The opposite is happening: Businesses are fleeing.
The council’s $12 plan is hardly a win for business. Just imagine what will happen if voters instead pass the highest minimum wage in the country.