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July 29, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Cheap labor in Seattle and beyond

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…

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July 29, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Mayor Mike McGinn

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…

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