Secure scheduling study, or be careful what you ask for

Back at the beginning of the City Council’s discussion of secure scheduling, retail and food-service employers adamantly insisted that while national labor surveys showed serious issues, there was no evidence that those issues existed in Seattle. They further insisted that the Council commission a study on scheduling issues in Seattle before it took any action. So the Council called their bluff and commissioned a study; the results are now in, and yesterday they were presented to the Council. It turns out that in many ways the national trends in low-wage worker scheduling are also true in Seattle. And indeed, there …

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This week: I hope you caught up on your sleep this weekend

For the past several weeks the Monday afternoon Full Council meetings have been pretty tame affairs, with not a lot of legislation of substance up for approval. That streak ends tomorrow.  Oh, and the committee meetings this week are equally full of important legislation and presentations.

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