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As L&I rates edge up, business takes aim »

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Corporate lobbying groups decry 0.7% rate hike, set sights on workers’ comp cuts   By DAVID GROVES The Stand TUMWATER (Dec. 8, 2016) — The rates paid for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will rise by an average of 0.7 percent in 2017, the Washington…

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Shea Nutter: Give me Liberty or give me ‘right-to-work’ (or both) »

By DAVID GROVES The Stand OLYMPIA (Dec. 7, 2016) — If Republican Rep. Matt Shea had his way, Washington would become an anti-union “right-to-work” state. But in a mostly blue state with a Democratic governor and divided Legislature, he knows that’s unlikely to happen. So…

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On Jan. 1, Washington state’s minimum wage will be $11 »

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Murray ‘deeply concerned’ about DOL nominee Puzder’s record »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 8, 2016) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce today that he has named fast-food executive Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE…

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Norwegian Air permit decision ‘slap in the face’ to U.S. workers »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2016) — Negative reaction was swift and harsh after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it has awarded Norwegian…

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What you can do if you are targeted, harassed at work »

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The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Dec. 1, 2016) — Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment…

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