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 By Pam Lewison    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Time for labor-allied lawmakers to stop congratulating themselves, get back to work

When ESSB 5172, a bill addressing retroactive pay in agriculture, passed out of the Senate in early March, Senate Democrats who hijacked the bill with amendments celebrated its passage as a supposed victory for farmworkers throughout our state. They...

 By Pam Lewis    Opinion    February 25, 2021

Retroactive overtime for farmworkers is an uncalled for expensive fiction

OLYMPIA – Imagine paying off the mortgage to your home in full and on time. Then, a month later, receiving a letter from the bank outlining an additional three years of payments owed because the bank decided your interest rate changed after...


Immigrant Relief Fund problem is lack of solutions

SEATTLE - Undocumented workers are the hidden people in every state, including Washington. Most work hard, pay taxes, and are engaged with their communities. Our state, however, has decided to ignore...

 By Pam Lewison    Editorial    June 4, 2020


No agriculture producer likes to see their work go to waste. Whether it is a crop, milk or livestock, no one involved in agriculture wants their products to go anywhere other than to consumers. That...


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