Washington: Labor union ballot title change thrown out by court

Mon, Apr 26 2010 — Source: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

The Building Industry Association of Washington’s (BIAW) Initiative 1082, which would allow private insurers to compete with the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to offer employers workers’ compensation coverage has withstood a ballot title challenge from organized labor, and BIAW has begun printing petitions for signature gathering. BIAW was forced to battle labor union boss Rick Bender in court after he filed a challenge to the ballot title language drafted by the state Attorney General’s Office.