Mission: Advocate for the retail industry to the public and at all levels of government and provide members programs of value.
The WRA is the primary advocacy group for retailers of all shapes and sizes in the State of Washington.
By Jan Teague, President/CEO
By Mark Johnson, VP of Government Relations
Join leading members of the retail industry and start benefiting from a WRA membership today.
WRA Patrons help promote and support the retail industry.
Catch up on the latest local legislative news.
Read our latest weekly newsletter.
WRA members have access to a large list of services that save them money and time–all while having an advocate for their needs.
Help with starting, growing and maintaining a business of any size and of any kind.
The WRA leads a number of programs that defend and expand the rights of retail businesses.
New Federal law on exempt salaried employees goes into effect December 1. If you have employees who are on salary and make less than $455 a week, you need to recalculate their wages and move them to an hourly wage.
Not sure how to recalculate a salaried employee to an hourly rate? Here is a calculator to help estimate their rate.
WASHINGTON RETAIL FACTS & STATS
Percent of Washington's GDP
Retail Supported Jobs
Supports 1 in 5 Jobs
MEMBER SERVICES TESTIMONIALS
Don’t just take it from us, see what what our members have to say.
In addition to the great day to day working relationship, I particularly appreciate the updates on employment related items provided in the electronic newsletter.Janice
Since I normally reach someone on my first call, waiting for responses are a thing of the past. Emails are usually answered within minutes. WRA is proactive, and always on top of every claim.Mike
I really appreciate the fact that when I call Washington Retail Association, I get to speak with the same person who knows me and my claims.Riene
Seattle is restricting business and threatening jobs. Become aware of this costly mandate.
We have the links and information you need on Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance.
Join together with other retailers to group your individual premiums and claim losses as one entity.
RASI offers a number of helpful safety programs and resources to our members.
Eligible employers can be reimbursed for 50% of the base wages up to 66 days.
Washington Retail Association
618 Quince St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 943-9198
The Washington Retail Association Team is here to serve you. Learn more about the team here.