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Renton to Consider Hazard Pay

Neighboring cities like Seattle and Burien, and even unincorporated King County, have recently passed proposals to add hazard pay wages for large grocery chains. According to a councilmember, the planning committee will be reviewing hazard pay for workers in Renton next week. This does not mean that it will pass, but that it may be considered by the Renton City Council in the very near future.

The issue has been supported by labor advocates, who believe that workers deserve extra payment for the risks they are taking. Some, such as Councilmember Dunn of the Martin Luther King County Council, are adamently opposed, saying it is the government going too far.

The City says they are aware of the issue and hazard pay was referred to the Planning & Development Committee.

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