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Wondering what happened to middle class wages? Here they are

In the wake of the 2008-09 Wall Street crash that led to the Great Recession, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. That law was supposed to prevent “Too Big To Fail” from happening again and provide myriad consumer protections,

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Post-recession: When national income grew, who gained?

The first two years after the official end of the Great Recession, more than 84 percent of all growth in national income went exclusively to corporations. American workers, meanwhile, to0k home just 4.4 percent of income growth in the post-Recession

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Workers give, business gets in Legislature

From the Everett Herald: You’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of “kick-em when they’re down” politics this year than the workers’ compensation legislation rushed through Olympia on Monday (May 23). By the governor’s own estimate, the bill will

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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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