Seattle’s sick leave policy a good step

On July Fourth, we here in Washington actually got to appreciate a little bit of summer … finally. August delivered some hot weather that our friends back East would have easily claimed as a respite from their humidity and heat.

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For Labor Day: New poll shows strong bipartisan voter support for paid sick days

Amidst nationwide efforts to dismantle workplace standards, new poll results released for Labor Day by the National Partnership for Women & Families reveal that voters in Connecticut, the first state to pass a paid sick days law, overwhelmingly support the

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U.S. needs a new labor movement

From the Everett Herald: Labor Day was first celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 by the members of the Central Labor Union in New York. During the following decade, several states and cities made Labor Day an official holiday. Meanwhile. the

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A day of labor just doesn’t buy what it used to.

The Real News About Jobs and Wages — An Ode to Labor Day: Bottom line: almost one out of six Americans who need a full-time job either can’t find one or is working part-time. Meanwhile, wage growth among people who

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay
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