Support the Administrative Rules for Initiative 124!

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In November 2016, Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 124, the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative which includes protections from sexual harassment and assault and workplace injury and improves access to affordable family healthcare and job security for hotel workers.

On April 9, the City of Seattle released proposed administrative rules for the initiative for public comment. The rules reflect a months-long stakeholder process that included significant input from hotel workers and worker advocates. UNITE HERE Local 8, the hotel and hospitality workers' union, is supportive of the proposed rules and is urging the City to adopt them without substantive changes.

Representatives of hotel employers have argued for rules that would undercut workers' ability to access affordable family healthcare and create loopholes in the workload limits for hotel housekeepers. We need to show the Office of Labor Standards our support so nothing in the proposed rules is watered down.

The comment period for the proposed administrative rules will close on April 23, 2018 at 5pm. You can also submit comments directly to Jenee Jahn, OLS Policy Analyst, by emailing jenee.jahn@seattle.gov or calling 206-256-5297.

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