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May 20th, 2014 by Ken

Union organizers in Seattle have sent a letter to all registered lobbyists in Washington State, asking them to refrain from doing business with two hotels in Seattle.   The letter carries an implied threat, particularly to Democrats and naming names of those who have already agreed to boycott the Hyatt at Olive 8 and the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.   Among those mentioned agreeing to the boycott are 21 state legislators and Washington Insurance Commission Mike Kreidler.

For more than three decades, the City of Lacey had the most restrictive sign ordinance in the entire state.   Now, bowing to economic conditions and technology, the city is planning a workshop and public forum to re-look at the ordinance.  Assisting is a community-based committee which will take input and make recommendations to the Lacey Planning Commission.  That workshop is set for Thursday, May 29 at city hall beginning at 7 p.m.

Some 360 minority-owned businesses in Seattle have sent a letter to the Seattle City Council explaining how an increase in the minimum wage would negatively impact their businesses.   These minority business owners say they provide the first avenue of employment for immigrants coming from other countries and provide employment opportunities that government doesn’t provide.   They are asking that the council consider a smaller minimum wage of $10.35 instead of the $15 currently under consideration.



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