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Seattle mayor proposes city-run retirement plan

Seattle is proposing retirement savings accounts for all employees. Mayor Tim Burgess is seeking to establish a city-run retirement plan. His budget proposal includes funds for a feasibility study and

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Seattle Refocuses On Short-Term Rentals

The Seattle City Council is working to get short-term rental legislation approved before the year’s end. In an important step forward, the council passed legislation regulating short-term rentals out of

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Tacoma City Council Amends Paid Leave Policy

TACOMA – The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 29 to amend the city’s paid sick and safe leave policy, creating a duplicate policy for businesses to comply with.

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Government Affairs Meetings Near You

Discuss Key Issues Impacting your Business with Your Local Lawmakers! Each year, the Hospitality Association Government Affairs (GA) team holds series of meetings around the state (see the locations below).

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Weekly Update: Our 2017 Legislative Heroes

Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. “The legislators we’ve chosen this year fight for

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Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA – Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. The association is known for its political advocacy and acumen. Nominees for

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Weekly Update: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

Major Victory for Hospitality Industry: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an

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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19

Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19 This year the Washington Hospitality Education Foundation has celebrated many wins for Association membership and local hospitality communities. Understanding that

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Weekly Update: Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry!

Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry! The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and

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Tacoma restaurants endorse Victoria Woodards for mayor, four city council candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Morgan Huether, local communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 135, morganhuether@wahospitality.org   Tacoma restaurants endorse Victoria Woodards for mayor, four council candidates   TACOMA (July 25, 2017)

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Primary Election 2017: Seattle Races

The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and Sara Nelson for city council position 8 in the Primary Election. On Aug.

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Primary Election 2017: Tacoma Races

The Tacoma restaurants of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Victoria Woodards for mayor, Robert Thoms for city council position 2, Kevin Grossman for city council position 4, Brian Arnold for

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Primary Election 2017: Spokane City Council Results

The Spokane Chapter of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Matthew Howes for Spokane City Council District 3. On Aug. 1, Howes earned enough votes to move him onto the November

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington State

After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid family and medical leave. The bill was