Category Archives: labor

Gonzalez begins push for paid family leave for all Seattle employees

This morning, Council member Lorena Gonzalez launched an effort to secure a paid leave benefit for all employees in Seattle. But she’s not alone: the state legislature is currently working on the same issue.

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OLS releases draft rules on secure scheduling

After several months of work, the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has published a draft set of rules for implementing the secure scheduling ordinance passed by the Council last September.  Tuesday morning, they briefed the City Council on the rulemaking process and what topics they felt the need to address in those rules.

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FAS approves Teamsters as first Qualified Driver Representative for Uber/Lyft Drivers

Today the Department of Finance and Administrative Services approved Teamsters Local 117 as the first Qualified Driver Representative organization authorized to represent for-hire drivers that drive for Uber, Lyft and other transportation companies.

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