Wage gap grows Froma Harrop addressed the abuse of minimum-wage labor in this country and the use of the immigration bill in Congress to aid in its continuation. [“Column: A steady supply of cheap labor is nobody’s right,” Opinion, July 27.] However, the problem extends well beyond the minimum-wage group. Boeing and Microsoft are leaders in trying…More
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Whole Foods conflict is a gadfly act Mayor Mike McGinn’s actions regarding Whole Foods are appropriate for a gadfly, not a mayor. [“McGinn’s stance on wages ups stakes in mayoral race,” NW Sunday, July 28.] Gadflies throw out ideas without regard for the consequences of their timing or methods of delivery. They have no obligation to…More
Murray not right for mayor That saying, “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” holds true in regard to state Sen. Ed Murray running for mayor. [“Murray got job at UW amid cuts,” NW Sunday, July 21.] Although Murray was a leader in the Senate, accomplishing a lot, he, along with…More
Senators got the job done We should thank the state Senate bipartisan majority for getting a budget passed and holding the line on new taxes. [“Tax breaks instrumental in reaching deal on budget,” NW Sunday, June 30.] The senators showed courage to make hard cuts that are needed. The leaders were able to put party politics…More