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The White House Summit on Worker Voice »


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 8, 2015) — On Wednesday, the White House and the Department of Labor brought together workers, labor leaders, advocates, forward-leaning employers, members of Congress, state and local officials, and others to highlight the relationship between worker voice and a thriving middle class.…

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Murray introduces WAGE Act to update, strengthen labor laws »

UPDATE (Sept. 17, 2015) — Above is a photo of Rep. Bobby Scott, Sen. Patty Murray and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka from Wednesday’s press conference introducing the WAGE Act. And here is some of today’s media coverage: ► From AFL-CIO Now — Introducing the WAGE…

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Hard-earned trust for proposed port should pay off »


By MIKE BRIDGES LONGVIEW (Oct. 8, 2015) — There’s a major port revitalization project proposed in my community. I’m excited about what it means for…

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A million Washingtonians aren’t registered to vote. Why? »


By JOHN BURBANK (Oct. 7, 2015) — In a democracy, all citizens should be able to vote. Laws shouldn’t make it harder to vote. Laws…

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Progressive income tax needed to meet our ‘paramount duty’ »


By JOHN BURBANK (Sept. 30, 2015) — Good public schools won’t solve all the problems we face — but public education is a crucial cornerstone…

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