It appears that the Hall has finally come to their senses in regards to the Washington State laws regarding break or rest periods. Granted, it did take the threat of charges being filed for misrepresentation by one member, and the continued pressure by other members for the Hall to research the problem.
L&I and a lawyer hired by the Hall agreed that a second break is due for any worker that is working more than 8 hours in a single shift. How this plays out in the law is a 10 minute break by the 3rd hour of the shift, a meal period by the 5th, and second 10 minute break by the third hour following the end of the meal period. For example a 9-10 hour day would look like this: Start at 6am, break at 9am, lunch at 11am, and finally a break by 2:30pm.
Thanks go to the members who pushed this issue, and to our representatives at the Hall for taking following through and getting the answers.