The Seattle $15.00 minimum wage proposal separates franchised businesses from
independent operators in an effort to bring attention to the difference between a
franchisor's CEO pay and that of entry level employees.
The International Franchise Association is an organization controlled by large
franchisors working together to control the franchisees in their systems. However,
in Seattle they appear to be doing some productive work in that the IFA is planning
to sue the City of Seattle claiming the new law is discriminatory.
The IFA's press release is HERE
Seattle Times on unfairness of new law HERE