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A Very Brief History of the Uber Kerfluffle and the Seattle City Counsel’s Support of Unions

A Very Brief History of the Uber Kerfluffle and the Seattle City Counsel’s Support of Unions

After both taxi drivers and apps-based drivers for hire formed associations which failed to induce their employers to bargain with them and one Uber driver was deactivated because he appeared on television about this, City Councilmember Mike O’Brien sponsored legislation enabling the

Washington State and Trump

Washington State and Trump

The State of Washington is almost like a microcosm of our nation in that its congressional representatives and the majority of its state legislature are committed to implementing much of the Trump agenda, while the state is also a hotbed of resistance

Be Careful in Hiring and Working with a Lawyer

Be Careful in Hiring and Working with a Lawyer

The most vulnerable people seem to most frequently be victimized by lawyers and immigrants are particularly vulnerable in this respect. Today the Washington State Supreme Court confirmed the two-year suspension of Bakaray Fansu Conteh, an Everett lawyer, whose negligence may

Anti-Discrimination Tug-of-War in Washington

Anti-Discrimination Tug-of-War in Washington

In 2006 Washington changed its anti-discrimination law at RCW 49.60.030 to include a prohibition against discrimination based on sexual preference (which was defined to include all trans people). The State Human Rights Commission was charged with creating rules to implement