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03 April 2006

04.01.06 WA: Northwest Progressive Institute: Higher minimum wage helps us all

A recent column from John Burbank reminded me that Washington is almost civilized in its treatment of low wage workers. Burbank is head of EOI, the Economic Opportunity Institute, based in Seattle. He and EOI were prime proponents of initiative 688, which

01 March 2006

Washington: Study of minimum wage is canceled

March 1, 2006 The Legislature has soundly defeated past attempts to tinker with the state's minimum wage, the highest in the nation at $7.63 an hour. Now legislators have decided they don't want to study the issue either. A bill calling for a study