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Category: Microsoft
October 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Women in tech: Some ideas for reducing workplace inequality

I would like to suggest a simpler solution to income inequality than Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella offered in his “karma” statement: let the sunshine in [“Why I’m glad Satya Nadella gave that awful career advice to women,” Monica Guzman, Oct. 11]. By legislation or initiative, make every person’s pay appear on the public…

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Comments | More in Microsoft | Topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Thor Thompson

July 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Reasons for limiting Microsoft contractors’ access are bogus

I appreciate Janet Tu’s article “Microsoft to restrict contractor access” [Microsoft Pri0, July 19] but I would like to point out a few matters. It’s important to get the whole picture and not take whatever Microsoft says at face value. Because of a successful class-action lawsuit against Microsoft, which was settled in 2000, Microsoft worried…

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Comments | More in Microsoft | Topics: A-dash, Arlene Roth, Janet Tu

March 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

State members of Congress support science, math education

Science education should start earlier Here we go again. Time and again, Bill Gates and his ilk look to high schools and colleges to bring up student achievement in math and science [“Science, math education backers find friends in U.S. Capitol,” NWWednesday, March 20]. Yet, since the state doesn’t test students in science until eighth…

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Comments | More in Education, Higher education, Microsoft, technology, Washington Legislature | Topics: STEM

March 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM

DelBene’s past with Microsoft provokes questions regarding H-1B visas

Possible conflicts of interests should be defused I agree with U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene that her background does not present a conflict of interest with her current role [“Foreign workers’ visas familiar issue for DelBene,” NWSunday, March 3]. In fact, it would be an advantage in understanding the intricacies of current immigration law. However, I take…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Immigration, Microsoft, technology | Topics: foreign workers, H-1B visas, Suzan Delbene

July 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Foreign workers: Is it fair to give benefits to immigrants?

State employees get cuts while foreigners get free tuition Why does the state feel it is so beneficial to give tuition breaks to foreign professionals, their spouses and children? I am an employee at the University of Washington, and my wife and I receive a tuition exemption. My children — who are now at and close to…

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Comments | More in Immigration, Labor, Microsoft, University of Washington

January 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Microsoft layoffs

John Lok / The Seattle Times Microsoft announced last week the company will cut 5,000 jobs in the next 18 months. At far right is the West Campus, which is under construction. What it means to invest “seed capital” Editor, The Times: Ditto to The Seattle Times editorial about Microsoft’s layoffs [“Microsoft’s layoffs: challenge, opportunity,” Jan. 24]. Microsoft was…

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Comments | More in Economy, Microsoft