Sara Nelson, proud craft beer lobbyist and co-owner of Fremont Brewing. COURTESY OF THE NELSON CAMPAIGN
In a May episode of the Hacks & Wonks podcast, Seattle City Council candidate and Fremont Brewing co-owner Sara Nelson claimed the company “managed not to lay anybody off” during the pandemic. “We kept everyone employed,” she said. Throughout the rest of spring and summer, she told the same story to the South Seattle Emerald and the Seattle Times Editorial Board.
All of this was news to the seven “beertenders” the company laid off in mid-November of 2020, around the time Washington tightened capacity restrictions on activities after loosening them in the summer.
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