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09/19/2016

Statement on Seattle City Council passage of restrictive scheduling law

Statement of Meadow Johnson, senior vice president of external relations, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce,

“Throughout this process, the Seattle Metro Chamber emphasized the need to use data as well as the experience of businesses in San Francisco to inform any local legislation on scheduling. Thanks to our advocacy and that of our partners, some important improvements to the legislation were made.”

“For affected businesses, the rules process will be essential to clarifying what the ordinance means at a practical level. The City’s survey showed that many hourly employees in Seattle are already satisfied with how their employers handle scheduling, so we will continue to work closely with our members to ensure that the rules do not negatively impact the flexibility their employees value.” 

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The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit www.seattlechamber.com

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