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Weekly Update: Hospitality Statistics Bluebook Released to Public

Washington Hospitality Bluebook Released to Public The new Washington Hospitality Bluebook is meant to take competitiveness benchmarks and statistics to the next level by directly applying this information to the

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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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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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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon

Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon – New Deadlines Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it intends to issue a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in August. The NPRM would

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Weekly Update: Third Special Legislative Session Begins

Third Special Legislative Session Begins Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session to work to fund the McCleary decision, a court-mandated K-12 education funding within

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Eye on Hospitality: Obama Era Labor Regulations May Be Trumped

2016 has been a challenging year for Washington state’s hospitality industry. With the recent passage of a statewide minimum wage increase and a Seattle initiative that will place increased regulatory burdens upon the city’s hotels, operators can still take heart.

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Weekly Update: 2016 Election Results

Tuesday night’s results came as a surprise to much of the country – as almost every projection, poll, data set was off. On the national level, Donald Trump will be our next president, Republicans will have the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and a slim majority in the U.S. Senate.

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2016 Election Recap (ongoing updates)

Tuesday night’s results came as a surprise to much of the country – as almost every projection, poll, data set was off.  Widely supported conjecture of a “blue tidal wave”

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Fighting for a better solution after the passage of I-1433

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 Contact: Stephanie McMannus (360) 956-7279 StephanieM@wahospitality.org We believe there were better solutions for Washington than Initiative 1433. Looking ahead, we will work with stakeholders to

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2016 Voting Guide

Each year the WRA and WLA Government Affairs Committee endorses candidates who support restaurants and hotels and who will work to keep a thriving business sector in our state. Below is our of

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Weekly Update: The Election is Here: Your Vote Matters!

The long-awaited election is here. With state ballot measures on issues like minimum wage, it is essential that you fill out your ballot promptly and mail it in before Nov.

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Weekly Update: Election 2016 – Fill Out Your Ballot, Mail It In and Make Your Voice Heard

Election 2016: Fill Out Your Ballot, Mail It In and Make Your Voice Heard Your general election ballot should have arrived by now. In this election that can profoundly affect

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Washington Hospitality Association 2016 endorsements

Each year the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee endorses candidates who support restaurants and hotels and who will work to keep a thriving business sector in our state. Below is our of current

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2016 Primary Elections Results

Candidates across the state ran for 346 open spots in the August 2, 2016 primary. You can see the races and candidates that we supported at: www.warestaurant.org/2016-endorsements. While primaries are