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Raise America’s Pay

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center, delivered the following testimony before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Hearing on June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. I am Lawrence Mishel, and I am representing the Economic Policy Institute

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days

Where’s WA GOP on wage protection?

When you work, you get paid. That’s just common sense. Indeed, if you don’t get paid for your work, you are little better than an indentured servant. And we got rid of that practice, along with slavery, over a 100

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Minimum Wage

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

A few days ago, economist Joseph Stiglitz said something quite provocative: “We’ve been shaping our society to create people who are more selfish.” The eye is drawn to the last part, “… create people who are more selfish.” My takeaway

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column

Yakima Herald: Minimum wage increase comes with its own price

From the Yakima Herald | By Mai Hoang Employees say raise eaten up by higher costs for fuel, food; employers say it forces them to cut back on hours. Cesar Covarrubias has been paying about $5 to $10 more for

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Minimum Wage
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