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Seattle Times: New bill in WA Senate targets quotas for warehouse workers

Seattle Times: New bill in WA Senate targets quotas for warehouse workers

At a Fred Meyer distribution center, Matthew Collins’ job is timed down to fractions of a second. His employer knows exactly how long it should take to fill an order — and will hold him to that ticking clock, said Collins, who has worked at the warehouse for 22 years. “If I’m unable to build my order within that range of time ...

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

All businesses in Washington would see significant relief from unemployment taxes, including reductions in bills due in April, if Senate Bill 5061 is passed by the Legislature by mid-February. The bill, which passed on the Senate floor Jan. 27 with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, has an emergency clause and if the House also approves it, would take effect as soon as ...

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