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September 22, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Raising minimum wage in Seattle

Event staff deserve more A crowd of marches past Seattle Central on Broadway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave. on Capitol Hill Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. [Lindsey Wasson, The Seattle Times] I love the city of Seattle and value the many public events that provide enrichment for the…

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August 25, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Sick-leave pay and fiscal responsibility

Consider the source Michael Saltsman, the research director of the Employment Policies Institute, wrote a guest column for The Seattle Times asserting that sick-leave pay is not a cost-free endeavor. As people read the recent guest column by Michael Saltsman, they should recognize the real agenda of ‘fiscally-conservative’ think tanks like the Employment Policies Institute, which is…

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July 23, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Mayor opposes development project

There are other underpaid people out there Mayor Mike McGinn expressed concern about the $16 hourly wage at Whole Foods, while most teachers and child-care workers in the city earn much less than that. [“McGinn goes all out on Whole Foods,” NW Sunday, July 21.] Mayor McGinn, are you saying that people who work with food…

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July 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Full-time work and health insurance

Medicare for all President Barack Obama, standing with Morgan Theriot, a self-employed woman from Silver Spring, Md., speaks about the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. [AP Photo/Susan Walsh.] Froma Harrop is so right about a “Medicare for all” health plan. [“Column: Curse of the full-time job,” Opinion, July 16.] Employers would be free to allow job-sharing, employees could…

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June 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Women move into wage-earning positions

Couples need options for working less hours Our society has changed from most women being homemakers, to most women being wage-earners outside the home. Children and marriages have suffered through this transition. It’s time we make the next transition, with parents sharing the homemaking and wage-earning to best benefit the children and marriage. The only way we can…

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