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WIN Articles for June 7, 2017

Seattle soda tax is disappointing By Jan Teague, President/CEO I’m disappointed that Seattle this week approved the nation’s second highest tax on distributors of non-diet sodas and other sweetened drinks. Distributors are expected to pass the additional...

WIN Articles for May 17, 2017

Seattle scheduling study has problems By Jan Teague, President/CEO We recently told you about a study of retail impacts from Seattle labor practices on scheduling.  Don’t participate in the study.  I repeat, don’t participate in the study.   Here is why. ...

WIN Articles for May 10, 2017

The war on free speech By Jan Teague, President/CEO “We need to call out intimidation in any form and manner when we see it – and do it instantly.  Bullies don’t like being exposed.” That’s the advice of Kimberly Strassel who wrote a...

WIN Articles for May 3, 2017

Minimum wage initiative upheld By Jan Teague, President/CEO I received the Kittitas County judge’s decision yesterday to uphold Initiative 1433 that raised the minimum wage and established paid sick leave.  A coalition of associations had hoped the court would...

WIN Articles for April 26, 2017

Retreat reveals political worries of CEOs By Jan Teague, President/CEO Last week I attended a training conference where CEOs from across the country talked about their associations’ biggest problems. The most interesting stories that caught my attention were...
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