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Statement of Seattle Metro Chamber President & CEO Maud Daudon on the Seattle City Council's rejection of a new tax on business

“Implementing Seattle’s labor laws is a core city responsibility, and we appreciate Mayor Murray and Council Budget Chair Tim Burgess for their leadership on a budget that fully funds the Office of Labor Standards, including a robust outreach function. Thank you to Council President Bruce Harrell and Councilmembers Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, Rob Johnson and Debora Juarez for voting today to fund OLS within the city’s general fund, avoiding a new tax on our city’s businesses. This is the type of thinking and smart prioritization that matters to all businesses, large and small.”


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of its 2,200 members to advance economic prosperity, advocate for a vital business environment, and build sustainable and healthy communities in the Seattle region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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Alicia Teel
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(206) 389-7262

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Susan Stoltzfus
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