Governor Reynolds, Senator Ernst Partner with Hotel Industry to Combat Human Trafficking

Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort, they will join the hotel industry for a human trafficking prevention training session with hotel employees at the Holiday Inn Mercy Campus in Des Moines.

Hotel Industry Releases Public Service Announcement, Unites Around Nationwide Day of Action to Fight Human Trafficking

As part of the hotel industry’s ongoing commitment to combat human trafficking, today the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) launched a public service announcement (PSA) raising awareness about the No Room for Trafficking Campaign, which unites the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking.

Seattle Initiative Reaches State Supreme Court

The hotel industry marked a significant victory last December when the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and invalidated Seattle Initiative 124 (I-124), a ballot measure mandating employee panic buttons and including a series of complicated workforce rules and discriminatory blacklisting provisions. The City of Seattle appealed the decision, and this week the Washington Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, with an outcome expected later this year.