Recount Monday on SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposition

Recount Monday on SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposition
Marchers work their way down International Boulevard in SeaTac on Dec. 5 in support of a $15 minimum wage.
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

It passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.

The recount was requested by Common Sense SeaTac, a business group that opposed the proposition. It also faces a court challenge, led by Alaska Air Group. It questions whether it has authority at the airport, which is operated by the Port of Seattle.

The SeaTac minimum wage campaign drew $1.8 million in spending in the small city, with national labor groups supporting higher pay and national business groups opposing.