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Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation
Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation (KNDU TV Photo)
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Hanford Subcontractors Refuse to Cooperate in Whistleblower Investigation – Say Officials

Two Hanford subcontractors have been sharply criticized for refusing to cooperate in an investigation over a fired Hanford whistleblower.

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Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers
Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers (Wa state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Ok’s $600 Million Pay Raise for State Workers – Special Labor Union Deals

Watchdog groups such as ShiftWa and The Freedom Foundation have been watching closely as Gov. Inslee has been holding less than transparent negotiations with various labor union leaders who represent thousands of state workers.  And now, despite well over a one billion dollar budget shortfall,  some 60,000 state workers are going to get a 5% increase over the next five years.

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Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud
Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Hanford Timecard Fraud Trials Get Underway

The total amount of fraudulent pay was over $100,000, say officials.

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35 Jobs That No Longer Exist Will Have You Polishing Your Resume

VCR repairman. Town crier. Milkman. All are jobs that just don't have a place in the world anymore.

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Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages
Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Fast Food Workers Strike Thursday – Dozens Arrested in Various Cities

It's part of the ongoing effort to either unionize fast-food workers,  or at least get a $15 minimum wage put in place.

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Fast Food Workers Organize Nat'l Walkout Over Low Wages
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$15 Minimum Wage- Will it Hurt, Help, or Have No Effect on Economy?

Seattle has made it official.  They're jumping off the economic diving board and going to find out if the controversial $15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage works...or not.

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Milkman
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Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore, Many Due to Technology

Here's a few careers that you just don't see anymore,  some of them I can remember from very early childhood.

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Fast Food Workers protest minium wage
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Washington House Democrats Official Push for $10.10 Minimum Wage – Inslee Supports Bill

Claiming it would raise many in Washington out of poverty,  Gov. Jay Inslee saluted a bill introduced by House Democrats that would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

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Dangeorus Job
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What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in America? DJ’s Not on The List!

Some people would kill to get a good job, but make sure you don't get a job that could kill.

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Are minimum wage workers living in poverty?
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Are Minimum Wage Workers in WA, Nationally Really “Living in Poverty?”

If you follow news with any regularity, you've heard the constant barrage of rhetoric from politicians about how Americans who make minimum wage are virtually living in poverty.  But the facts show that's just not accurate!

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