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Voters Set to Decide on Raise The Wage Renton in February Ballot Measure

Renton voters have until February 13 to vote in a special election on the measure putting the city's minimum wage in line with Tukwila and SeaTac.
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The Chamber of Commerce’s Seattle Budget Fix Is Slashing City Services and Freezing Wages

While running government like a business is a dream of chambers of commerce, businesses don’t freeze wages and spending when they need to hire...

Labor Day Lookback at Seattle’s General Strike of 1919

Seattle pioneered the general strike, which is worth commemorating on Labor Day. Labor Day was created by the United States Congress in 1894 after...

Seattle Releases Plan to Curb Climate Pollution from Buildings

Landlords are pushing to delay implementation schedules and lessen fees. When asked about the causes of climate change, most may picture cars, coal mines, and...
King County Executive Dow Constantine speaks at a podium in front of a row of busses flanked by Metro employees.

Metro Gears Up To Tackle Its Worker Shortage

General Manager Michelle Allison said King County Metro is charting a path to growth, but recovery will take time. Last month King County Metro took...
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Supreme Court Rules Against Seattle-Based Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a local labor union Thursday in a decision that some in the labor movement say threatens union members’...

Minimum Wage Initiative Launches in Renton, Builds Off Successes in South King County

Hot off the coattails of a resounding electoral victory to raise the minimum wage in Tukwila, a new coalition has formed to launch a...
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Workers on the Frontlines of the Homelessness Crisis Deserve a Living Wage, Not Poverty...

Cops often earn triple the salaries of Seattle's social service workers; pay inequity is undermining the city's response to homelessness. Seattle's response to homelessness hinges...