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August 3, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Sufficient wages for fast-food workers

Letter was ignorant 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. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] If jobs grew on trees and rental accommodation was cheap and easy to find, Corrine Chodora, may have a point. [“Northwest…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: entry level, fast food workers, living wage

August 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Pay fast-food workers sufficient wages

Fast-food job not a career May 30: Strikers marching to improve wages among fast-food jobs, outside a Subway restaurant in Fisher Plaza, where they convinced the one employee on shift to walk off the job and shut the restaurant down. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.] I am getting very tired of people whining about their low-paying jobs….


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: fast food, full time, jobs

July 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Minimum wage in SeaTac

Vital issues deserving attention Workers from Sea-Tac Airport held a rally Tuesday near SeaTac City Hall in support of a ballot measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for many airport workers. Then they marched to the city council meeting and filled the place to capacity while the council voted to put…


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: farmers, job growth, living wage

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