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Two places where paying a living wage is good for everyone’s bottom line

Curious, isn’t it, how the same folks who oppose government income support (i.e., welfare) also can’t stomach a wage standard that ensures people can earn a decent living for a day’s work? Fortunately, there are some real-life examples of businesses out

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage

Restaurant owners taking the ‘high road’ report better loyalty, creativity and productivity

A new report from Cornell University and Restaurant Opportunities Center United highlights examples of restaurateurs across the country who have created “win-win-win” solutions for workers, diners, and employers by using “high-road” employment practices. Nationally, restaurant workers typically earn very low

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Bills to cut Washington’s minimum wage get hearing in Olympia

In yesterday’s “Labor and Workforce Development Committee” Washington’s best-in-the-nation minimum wage was under attack yet again. The latest offensive came in the form of three bills, introduced by Rep. Cary Condotta, which would: reduce the minimum wage for tipped workers, lower automatic cost-of-living

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Paid Sick Days Good for Business, Employees

From the Hartford Courant: By Louis Lista Earlier this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and voiced his support for legislation requiring large businesses in Connecticut to provide employees with a few paid sick

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