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Washington State Labor Council Passes Resolution in Support of Paid Leave

Last week, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO, hosted their 2013 State Convention. The convention is an annual gathering of of the WSLC’s more than 500 affiliated labor organizations, representing about 400,000 members across Washington. Members meet to discuss

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How Washington’s unemployment insurance program keeps our economy on track

By David Groves | Washington State Labor Council Imagine a company that does business in every county in Washington state, pumping billions in payroll dollars into our economy. Better still, this company is counter-cyclical, ramping up hiring and payroll when

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Washington state’s workers’ compensation advantage

By David Groves | Washington State Labor Council One of the most persistent myths about Washington state’s business climate is that our workers’ compensation costs are higher than in most other states. The fact that many employers and public policymakers

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The truth about Washington’s business climate: This is a great place to do business

By David Groves | Washington State Labor Council National rankings that analyze state business climates — including those by conservative “pro-business” think tanks and policy groups — consistently rank Washington among the very best states for business. They say we

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