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Statement of Seattle Metro Chamber President & CEO Maud Daudon on funding agreement for Office of Labor Standards

“Today, the Seattle City Council finally put to rest how the Office of Labor Standards will be funded. The agreement approved today, which the Council reached in partnership with the Chamber and other stakeholders, avoids any new taxes on business—a point that is consistent with the Chamber’s advocacy on this issue and is central to our city’s ongoing competitiveness as a place to do business. Thank you to Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold, Rob Johnson, and Debora Juarez for sponsoring this solution.”

“The Chamber continues to believe that funding for education and outreach on all of the new city labor laws should be a significant component of the City’s strategy to achieve compliance, and that this funding should be equally deployed to employer and employee efforts.” 

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