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Seattle Restaurant Alliance issues statement on beverage tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 160  Seattle Restaurant Alliance issues statement on beverage tax Group sought to work with council to identify solutions; disappointed

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Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not their priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, jillianh@warestaurant.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 July 18, 2016 Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not

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Former California Secretary of Commerce Hatamiya Talks Scheduling in Seattle June 21

Lon Hatamiya, former secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, will tell Seattle City Councilmembers on June 21 that his study of new restrictive scheduling in San Francisco shows the unintended negative impact on flexible, part-time work and how employers are frustrated by new penalties caused by unforeseen circumstances.

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Initiative 124

A proposed ballot initiative has surfaced in Seattle that seeks to implement a wide range of onerous workplace provisions on hotel employers. Initiative 124 (linked here), which is being shepherded

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SEATTLE RESTAURANT ALLIANCE ENDORSES CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN GENERAL ELECTION

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that are highly impactful to your business. This year, every Seattle City Council seat is up for election. The general election is November 3 and

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance endorses City Council candidates in primary

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that have great impact on your business, such as the minimum wage ordinance that went into effect this year.

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A conversation with Morgan Hickel, Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s local government coordinator

Morgan Hickel wears a lot of hats. As the Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s local government coordinator, she represented restaurants’ interests during the city’s minimum wage debate, interfacing with the City Council and Mayor Ed Murray while also reaching out to restaurateurs and recruiting them as grassroots ambassadors to speak out on the $15 minimum wage.

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance/King County Updates: Health Department fee increase proposals; Seattle minimum wage rule making, etc.

Seattle/King County Health Department fee increase proposals announced For the first time in several years, the King County Health Department has proposed increasing permit fees for the coming year. Fee

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Qualifying for the November Ballot will Be A Challenge

About two weeks ago the group Forward Seattle delivered signatures to the Seattle City Clerk in order to get a referendum on the ballot that would allow voters to weigh-in on the $15 minimum wage.

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Highlights from the Wage, Benefit and Operational Survey on Seattle Restaurants

The data contained in the Wage, Benefit and Operational Summary comes from a survey completed by over 400 restaurant locations inside the city of Seattle. It was conducted by the Washington Restaurant Association during the first quarter of 2014.