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August 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sick-leave pay won’t cure all business ills

Institute works against labor interests

The research director of the Employment Policies Institute, author of the recent column on sick leave, is part of a conservative organization devoted to keeping wages as low as possible, and benefits nonexistent. [“Guest column: Sick-leave pay not a cure-all,” Opinion, Aug. 20.]

An extremely low percentage of our population make huge amounts of money, yet make contributions to influence our elected representatives to vote to keep wages low, using any means necessary.

I commend The Seattle Times for allowing this column to be printed, thereby allowing the reader to better understand the forces working against all working women, men and children.

Shamefully, this institute is working against our hardworking lower-wage population, rather than attempting to improve the lives of all citizens.

Mark Parrent, Bellevue

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