Some business owners in Seattle say the new secure scheduling laws will be "impossible" to work around, and will only result in fewer hours and more layoffs for many workers. Secure Scheduling is the latest brainchild of labor union backed Working for Washington, and could potentially leave business owners in serious trouble when it comes to last minute or sick worker scheduling.
In the wake of some 53 Hanford tank farm workers experiencing a variety of health ailments apparently stemming from vapor exposure at the tank farms this year, a Federal safety agency has offered to do another evaluation of what's causing the issue.
In the wake of a long string of Hanford tank farm workers experiencing varying degrees of apparent exposure to vapors, a labor union that helps represent some 15 different labor groups at the site has sent strongly-worded demands to Hanford officials Monday.
Thanks again to Michael Strickland of Laughing at Liberals and Progressives Today, for this latest installment of information, many of which will make you either scratch your head, or (as Glenn Beck used to say) make your 'head explode.'
Oregon's new minimum wage law is considered landmark by some, deadly by others. The bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kate Brown will raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour faster than any state in the U.S. so far.
Have you heard the new buzzword in Olympia? It's called "secure scheduling," and you will hear about it this election season. Fresh off their drive to get a $15 minimum wage in Seattle and some other cities, Working Washington now wants to take away a business owner or managers right to schedule employees as they see fit.
Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 state biennium budget includes a call for $600 million in new taxes, to be used for pay increases for public sector state workers. He claims they haven't had a pay raise in six years. But is that false?
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