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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: 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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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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Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay SEATTLE (JUNE 19, 2017)

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce that three of its members, Mod Pizza, Hop Jack’s and the Mill Creek Pub are

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Seattle hotel-worker rights intact after judge tosses hotel-owners’ lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by hotel-owner groups seeking to undo hotel-worker protections approved by Seattle voters last year. Judge John Erlick said Initiative 124 and the resulting city ordinance neither violate the federal and state constitutions nor conflict with existing laws. (Seattle Times)

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability

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Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a sweetened beverage tax on June 5, 7-1. The 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is expected to raise nearly $23 million in its first year

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Weekly Update: Big Victory for Hospitality Industry – Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House

Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House A strong campaign by the hospitality industry against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment is succeeding.

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Steakless in Seattle: Why national chains are leaving the city

The Washington Hospitality Association reported that over the last five years, steakhouses’ market share in Washington has dropped by about 40 percent. CEO Anthony Anton says that’s happening for three reasons. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

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Weekly Update: A Sweet Victory in Spokane!

A Sweet Victory in Spokane! The Spokane City Council last week said it is not imposing, or asking voters to impose, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The city sent a

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Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It! The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t

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Weekly Update: Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5

Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5: Know the Rules Starting on May 5, restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to comply with menu-labeling rules under the Affordable Care Act.

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special