Seattle Council closer to approving secure scheduling regulations

The Seattle City Council will soon vote on a "secure scheduling" law.

SEATTLE – Seattle took a big step toward new secure scheduling regulations Tuesday, as a City Council committee unanimously approved an amended ordinance.

It follows weeks of debate, and public discussion about whether the city should enforce rights for workers to get a 14 day notice of changes, among other rules.  It has been a measure heavily backed by labor groups and Working Washington, since the legislation was rolled out by Mayor Ed Murray last month.

The council's amendments were discussed over the course of an hour on Tuesday.

Councilmember Kshama Sawant argued that the changes give employers loopholes to make last minute changes.  She admitted to agreeing with Murray on more than one amendment, yet ultimately voted to approve the measure. 

The 5-0 vote in committee all but signals that the final legislation will be approved at the full council meeting on Monday.

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