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September 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

Share the wealth Angeles Solis (middle left) and Yecenia Morales-Garcia, members of United Students Against Sweatshops, chant in solidarity outside the Broadway Subway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave. on Capitol Hill Aug. 29, 2013. The rally was part of a nationwide protest, spanning to New York…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: economy, families, fast food

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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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business owners, employment, labor

September 5, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Fast-food workers push for higher minimum wage

It’s up to you Ethan Dietrich-Reed, laid off from the Capitol Hill Qdoba when it closed, claps in a brief downpour outside Panera Bread opposite Seattle Central Community College during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave on Capitol Hill Thursday, August 29, 2013. The rally was part of…

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August 31, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

The worst thing we can do Angeles Solis (middle left) and Yecenia Morales-Garcia, members of United Students Against Sweatshops, chant in solidarity outside of a Subway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave. on Capitol Hill Aug. 29. The rally was part of a nationwide protest, spanning to…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: costs, education, fast food

August 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Minimum wage and unions in Washington and beyond

Column was misleading A circle of protesters lock hands and sit on the road outside McDonalds as fast-food workers rally against “wage theft” by their employers in Seattle, on Thursday, August 1. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] To say that today, “more American workers are excluded from the legal right to form a union than currently have…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: living wage, Minimum Wage, rights

August 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Minimum-wage debate in Seattle

Employers, not taxpayers, should pay workers Tom Douglas is raising the minimum wage for cooks and bakers in the kitchens of his 16 local restaurants to $15 an hour. Douglas is not a fan of the government mandating such a wage. [John Lok, The Seattle Times.] A minimum-wage employee is likely receiving a number of government subsidies…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: food stamps, government subsidies, housing assistance

August 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Living wage uprising and organizing in Seattle

Increasing wage alone will not lead to wealth If minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, people currently earning minimum wage and working full-time would take home more than $200 extra each week. [“Guest column: Seattle leads the chorus for a living wage,” Opinion, Aug. 11.] It is widely recognized that the most common way…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: investment, living wage, Minimum Wage

August 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Fast-food workers demand higher wages

An unrealistic wish A circle of protesters lock hands and sit on the road outside McDonalds as fast-food workers rally against “wage theft” by their employers in Seattle, on Thursday, August 1. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] To all those fast-food workers who are now demanding a $15-an-hour wage: as the old saying warns, be careful what…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: fast food, living wage, Minimum Wage

August 6, 2013 at 7:08 AM

From fast food to Whole Foods, Seattle debates wages

Simple supply-and-demand Seattle police officers arrest Zachary Heim for sitting a circle of protesters with hands interlocked, blocking the road outside McDonalds as fast food workers rally against “wage theft,” by their employers in Seattle, on Thursday, Aug. 1. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] There is much consternation in Seattle over “living wages” for low-wage workers. More

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