Supporters of an initiative to require contract talks for public employees to be conducted in public want more interested voters to read copies of their petition. Washington Retail Association is among the supporters of Initiative 1608.
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Often, public employee labor contracts are negotiated in private in Washington State, including with Governors and state employees. Initiative supporters seek more accountability to achieve better stewardship of public funds in the awarding of labor contracts to public employees.
If approved, the initiative would not apply to private employers. Among those endorsing I-1608 are former state Auditor Brian Sonntag (D) and former Attorney General Rob McKenna (R).