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Delivery drivers sue Amazon for wage theft — again

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Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Delivery drivers are again suing Amazon and its delivery partners for failing to provide rest and meal breaks — a practice the drivers say sometimes forces them to have to urinate in bottles while on the job.

The big picture: Although similar lawsuits have been filed against Amazon and its delivery contractors before, lawyers representing the drivers in the latest lawsuit say the problems have continued.

Sami Sparber
Sep 28, 2022 - Business

Seattle tech salaries are catching up to Silicon Valley

Data: Hired; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

Watch out, Silicon Valley. Seattle's tech job salaries are giving the San Francisco Bay Area a run for its money, per Hired's State of Tech Salaries annual report.

  • Seattle ranked second among 17 markets for the highest local tech salaries this year.
Melissa Santos
Sep 27, 2022 - News

"Anti-fashion" Seattle is now a fashion capital

Illustration of a person wearing a t-shirt with the Seattle skyline.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

Blame it on the grunge and the gorpcore — Seattle's apparently a fashion capital right now, according to one national magazine.

Driving the news: Esquire published a long piece late last week on Seattle's influence on global style, noting that we've "laid the groundwork for the current menswear zeitgeist of grunge and gorp."

OpenTable reservations have yet to rebound in Seattle

Data: OpenTable; Chart: Axios Visuals

Restaurant bookings in Seattle were down 28% at the start of this month compared to pre-pandemic, according to new data from OpenTable.

The big picture: Seattle's restaurant industry appears to be recovering from COVID shutdowns and slowdowns at a more sluggish pace than other parts of the country.

Seattle's Milk Drunk packs a flavor punch in swirls of soft serve

Milk Drunk in Seattle
Pistachio, Rainier cherry and malted chocolate ice cream at Milk Drunk. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

I have no shame about eating ice cream every season of the year (if it's good).

  • So you'd better believe I'll be hitting up Milk Drunk for its soft serve well into fall and winter.

Things to do in Seattle this weekend | Sept. 23-25

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🎭 Catch a performance of Cloud Tectonics, a dreamlike play by José Rivera.

Melissa Santos
Sep 16, 2022 - Business

Seattle ranks No. 2 nationally for remote workers

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

Seattle has embraced remote work more than almost any other city in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Driving the news: The share of workers in Seattle who said they primarily worked from home in 2021 — 46.8% — was almost triple the national average of 17.9%, per the latest American Community Survey, which came out this week.

Melissa Santos
Sep 11, 2022 - Business

Seattle's softer approach to in-office work

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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

As companies like Apple enact stricter return-to-office policies, many large employers in the Seattle area are reluctant to take such a hard line.

Driving the news: Several businesses contacted by Axios in the past two weeks said they remain focused on giving their employees flexibility — which, in many cases, means letting them work from home most of the time.

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