A $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac still appears too close to call.
SeaTac Proposition 1, which would raise the hourly wage floor to $15 and require paid sick leave for hospitality and transportation workers, led with 53.2 percent after a second round of vote counting Wednesday.
The union-backed measure would take effect Jan. 1, covering roughly 6,300 workers at 72 airport-related businesses in SeaTac, including hotels, car-rental companies and parking lots.
With 3,697 votes counted, Proposition 1 led 53.2 percent to 46.8 percent — a difference of 237 votes out of a total of 12,100 registered voters citywide.
That’s a slightly smaller lead than Proposition 1 had after the first returns Tuesday night, when it led 54 percent to 46 percent, or by 261 votes.