Washington Abolition of Employment Fees, Initiative 8 (1914)

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The Washington Abolition of Employment Fees Initiative, also known as Initiative 8, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure criminalized the actions of charging employees fees for employment and charging interviewees fees for interviews by employers.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 8 (1914)
Approveda Yes 162,054 52.86%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An act to prohibit the collection of remuneration or fees from workers for the securing of employment or furnishing information leading thereto, and providing a penalty for violation thereof.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 8 was filed on January 30, 1914. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1914 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People", accessed September 20, 2013