Seattle to ask high court to revive hotel worker law
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will ask the state Supreme Court to revive a voter-approved city law that gave new rights to hotel workers before it was struck down last month.
The Seattle Times reports City Attorney Pete Holmes joined City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and union leaders at the Labor Temple to announce the plan Wednesday.
They vowed to fight for the law, which won overwhelming support at the ballot two years ago and inspired similar measures in Chicago and Oakland.
Holmes said his office will petition the Supreme Court to review and overturn a ruling by the state Court of Appeals.
Initiative 124 required hotels to provide workers with emergency panic buttons, keep lists of guests accused of assaulting or harassing workers and ban those guests in certain circumstances.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com