The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Tallman Trask filed on July 23, 2019. The complaint alleged that Unite Here (Respondent), a labor organization, may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to completely and accurately disclose sponsor identification on digital political advertising; RCW 42.17.250 for failure to register as an out-of-state political committee and to report contributions and expenditures; and RCW 42.17A.255, .260, and .305 for failure to timely, accurately, and completely disclose independent expenditures and electioneering communications.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; and the response provided by Unite Here Local 8 PAC, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 10/03/2019)