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February 19, 2019

Restaurant employee speaks out against 'secure scheduling' bills

Losing flexibility and freedom is not something long-time restaurant worker Simone Barron can support....
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
February 14, 2019

Independent salon owners, stylists lauded for speaking up

The salon owners and independent stylists who recently spoke out against big changes to independent contractor law received praise from Republican...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 7, 2019

Mental health, housing among big challenges for Legislature, Democratic leaders say

Mental health, which includes the opioid crisis. Housing affordability and homelessness. Funding for students with special needs. And the extinctio...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 6, 2019

Employers share concerns over predictive scheduling bill

Small business owners and restaurant workers spoke out Tuesday against a new bill that would require many companies to give workers their schedules...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 1, 2019

Rural jobs bill would bring new investment to small towns

AWB and Washington employers are working together to bring new dollars and energy to rural communities with an innovative bill that aims to encoura...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 31, 2019

Governor's policy and budget leaders speak at 2019's first Lobby Lunch

The 2019 legislative session is off to a fast start, and part of the reason lies in Gov. Jay Inslee’s ambitious policy agenda. Two members of...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 31, 2019

New format and location for Hill Climb help employers 'be heard' in Olympia

Washington employers converged on the Capitol in Olympia Tuesday to tell their story directly to state lawmakers at AWB’s 2019 Legislative Day an...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 30, 2019

Manufacturers urge lawmakers to level the playing field

Family companies, AWB and two Washington lawmakers testified Wednesday in favor of a bill that would level the playing field for small and medium-s...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 28, 2019

Hairdressers rally at the Capitol to protect ability to work as independent contractors

More than 2,700 hair stylists and salon owners converged on Olympia this morning to testify aga...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
January 24, 2019

Revamped AWB Legislative Day features targeted content, more time at Capitol

Members asked. AWB's events team delivered....
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0