Seattle City Council Endorses Ballot Measure to Give Hotel Workers New Protections Against Sexual Harassment

Initiative 124, …, would require panic buttons and other protections against sexual harassment and assault… require hotel owners to help pay workers’ healthcare, limit housekeepers’ workloads, and protect workers’ jobs when hotels transfer ownership…. In supporting the initiative today, Council Member Lorena González said she worked in a hotel to help pay for college and had the “luxury of working in reception. “But I understand these are real struggles for workers,” González said. “It reminds me of when I worked as a migrant farm worker…and how hard these women work to be able to put food on the table for their families.”

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