For Immediate Release
Seattle Office of Labor Standards Announces Request for Quotes for Labor Standards Art Project
Seattle, WA (August 22, 2023) – The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is requesting quotes from area artists to create large-format art panels to promote awareness of Seattle’s labor ordinances protecting gig-economy workers and independent contractors. The panels will be exhibited in a Seattle Center Armory and highlighted during an OLS sponsored event.
Submission deadline: September 5, 2023
Decision deadline: Mid-September
Deadline for submission of deliverable: November 15, 2023
To view the full Request for Quotes and submission requirements please visit the OLS Art for Labor Standards Event webpage at https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/art-for-labor-standards-event
OLS will be promoting awareness of the:
- Independent Contractor Protections (ICP) Ordinancewhich provides pay transparency and timely payment for independent contractors (self-employed persons with no employees — freelancers, sole-proprietors) for work in Seattle;
- App-Based Worker Minimum Payment (ABWMP) Ordinance which requires network companies to provide a minimum payment for mileage and time worked to workers using their apps; and
- App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time (ABWPSST) Ordinance which requires network companies to provide paid time off for app-based workers to use to care for themselves or family members.
“Seattle is at the forefront of providing app-based workers and independent contractors with much needed protections for fair compensation and paid safe time. OLS is excited to combine art with our outreach and education to inform these workers of their rights. We hope this will be the first of many innovative community projects to help broaden our reach to Seattle’s diverse workforce,” said OLS Director Steven Marchese.
To learn more about current and past OLS community and business funding please visit the Funding webpage at https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/funding.