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Think-Tank Says New Minimum Wage Will Hurt Unemployed

October 3, 2011 in In the News
KGMI New (Whatcom County)
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KGMI New (Whatcom County)
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Washington's hourly minimum wage to increase to $9.04 in 2012

September 30, 2011 in In the News
Port Townsend Leader
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Port Townsend Leader
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Rising Minimum Wage Hurts Unemployed Workers

September 30, 2011 in Blog

The Department of Labor and Industries is set to announce an increase to our state’s minimum wage sometime today, which is already the highest in the nation at $8.67 per hour.  Washington also has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.

Tacoma Union Gambled and Lost

September 22, 2011 in Blog

Earlier this year, leaders at the statewide teacher union, the WEA, developed a plan to go on strike in local districts that didn’t agree to union demands.  In passing New Business Item #6 at their May 12th meeting, union executives outlined a plan for closing schools on days that create maximum disruption for families and children.

The purpose was to show union power – pick a school district and make an example of it.

Group opposes higher workers' comp rates

September 20, 2011 in In the News
Capital Press
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Capital Press
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011