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October 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM

UW students voice concern over wage dispute

About 50 teaching and research assistants at the University of Washington on Thursday voiced their disappointment with the university in a wage dispute over mandatory fees. Members of the UAW Local 4121, the union that represents teaching and research assistants at the UW, asked UW President Michael Young to honor a decision by an arbitrator who…

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April 4, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Academic employees want UW to stop raising fees

Academic employees at the University of Washington say they want the UW’s Board of Regents to stop raising fees to plug budget holes. They’re planning to turn out in force during a budget forum Thursday on campus. “For the last two years, tuition and fee revenue has been the university’s slush fund,” said David Parsons, president…

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December 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

City Council to address high towing fees

The Seattle City Council announced Wednesday that it will consider legislation early next year to limit the fees tow companies can charge. Councilmember Nick Licata said he was inspired to act following Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat’s story about an $800 towing fee incurred by one Seattle resident. Westneat subsequently followed-up on that original column…

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