Local Politics

The Seattle Times covers politics and government in Seattle, the Eastside, Washington state and the Northwest. Topics include lawmaking and policy; the mayor, city and county councils; the state Legislature and Supreme Court; and city, county and state agencies. Topics also include campaigns, candidates and elections; levy proposals; ballot initiatives; and Democratic and Republican parties.

Panic button for hotel cleaners part of Seattle’s I-124 to protect, help housekeepers

Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Sonia Guevara supports the upcoming measure, I-124 that would protect a workforce of mostly immigrant women from sexual harassment and on-the-job injuries while helping them better provide for their families.

Seattle Initiative 124 would extend new protections to hotel housekeepers and other workers. Opponents say its chief aim is to build union membership.

More Headlines