SEATTLE JOINS NINE STATES, 40 CITIES, 15 COUNTIES, AND 118 SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SWEATFREE POLICIES
SEATTLE –The new policy requires sweat-free labor standards and a Code of Conduct for all bidders on City uniform contracts and makes a commitment to protections against slave labor, forced labor, forced overtime, excessive hours, child labor, below-poverty wages, discrimination, harassment, and other types of unfair labor practices. The new policy will be integrated into bid and contract materials and used as contracts come up for new bid.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Herbold, Councilmember Nick Licata’s Office, 206-684-5331
“When incentives exist for fair business practices, the competitive ability of companies with fair labor practices can increase and this can also level the playing field for regional manufacturers, helping our local Seattle economy retain manufacturing jobs.”