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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...

Seattle Passes ‘First of Its Kind’ Protections for App-Based Delivery Workers

Last week, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill to ensure app-based delivery workers earn at least Seattle's minimum wage of $17.27, among...

Transit Rider’s Union Leads Coalition Seeking to Raise Tukwila’s Minimum Wage

Ballot initiative would put the South King County city on par with Seattle and SeaTac Seeking to address regional gaps in the minimum wage, a...
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Corporations Push Back As Details Emerge on Seattle’s Pay Up Legislation for App-Based Workers

Yesterday battle lines emerged around Pay Up, the proposed suite of legislation aimed at ensuring Seattle's growing number of app-based contract workers earn at...

‘Pay Up’ Legislation Aims To Ensure Seattle App-Based Workers Earn Minimum Wage Among Other...

Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1) and Andrew Lewis (District 7) have unveiled Pay Up, a proposed bill intended to improve compensation and working conditions...

The Urbanist Podcast: The Far Reaching Impacts of the Concrete Worker Strike

In this episode, reporter Ray Dubicki and I were joined by Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, to discuss the concrete mixer driver...

County Proposes Concrete Co-Op as Private Companies Continue to Throttle Supply and Lock Out...

Last week, concrete drivers represented by Teamster Local No. 174 offered to return to work at three of the six concrete companies facing a...
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Concrete Could Flow for West Seattle Bridge and Light Rail Projects as Teamsters Offer...

Last night, Teamster 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks announced an offer to resume to work on behalf of striking concrete drivers at three companies: Cadman...