Earlier this year, Initiative 124 was working its way through the court system — and losing badly. But over the summer Council member Teresa Mosqueda rewrote it to address its legal shortcomings, successfully shepherded the reworked version through the Council’s legislative process, and got the Council to repeal the original I-124 ordinance.
That solved the problem with the main lawsuit. But there is a second lawsuit that has been in limbo while the first one played out, and the plaintiffs in that case are forging ahead with their narrower legal challenge.
Continue reading The legal challenges related to Initiative 124 aren’t over
After several hearings in which the Council members took input from both hotel employees and employers, this week Council members Mosqueda and Gonzalez are officially introducing a modified version of Initiative 124 to run through the Council’s legislative process. Their version attempts both to circumvent the issues that led to legal challenges to I-124, as well as to fix some of the most problematic aspects of the voter initiative.
Continue reading Mosqueda, Gonzalez introduce tweaked version of I-124, with improvements
Last week, the ERISA Industry Committee (aka ERIC) filed a new legal challenge to a section of Initiative 124, which provides protections to hotel workers.
Continue reading Initiative 124 draws another legal challenge
Last week, King County Superior Court Judge John Erlick ruled on the lawsuit filed against the City of Seattle over Initiative 124, passed by the voters last November, which provided health and safety protections to hotel workers. through a number of measures.
Continue reading Judge rules against challenge to I-124
In their last full meeting before their August recess, the City Council will tackle several important matters.
Continue reading This afternoon’s Full Council meeting will be a big one
The City Council voted 8-0 this afternoon to send Initiative 124 to the November ballot. The initiative enacts several important protections for hotel employees.
Continue reading Initiative 124 headed for the November ballot
Initiative 124, which provides several kinds of protections for Seattle hotel workers, has been certified by the City Clerk that it has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Getting it from here to there, however, sent the Council off into a cloud of confusion today.
Continue reading Initiative 124 sends Council down procedural rat-hole