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About this issue

This issue’s theme: On the edge —inequality and poverty. Is it possible that most people are beginning to realize that inequality is intrinsic to our celebrated “market system”—and even a goal of government policy? One apologist said, “I believe inequality is an economic good that has received too much bad…

And then this happened:  Seattle head tax gets the axe

In the May issue we reported on the low wages and tax subsidies tht help Amazon generate a profit of $2.4 billion on North American operations.  Well, in June Amazon led a successful strike against the City of Seattle’s decision to collect a $275/employee “tax” from major businesses – the…

About this issue

Eight hours of work… Everyone was so worn out from commuting, overtime, cell phone calls, flextime schedules that very few had time to write up their experiences! Check out the stories about Amazon, Mother Jones, Wobbly victory at Burgerville…

Special events

International Workers Day Celebration May 1, 3-7PM at Sylvester Park Remember past victories and current struggles! Free. Picnic food; speakers from workers’ organizations; music from the Citizens Band. Also a Critical Mass bike ride.  Neighbors for Immigrant Rights March Friday, May 4, 4-7pm, Shelton, WA 4:00 – Gather at Loop…

To our readers

Want to get your name in the paper? There’s an easy way: contribute to Works in Progress! There’re lots of ways, big or small, we need them all. (Even poetry is welcome, you see.) Since Works in Progress (WIP) is a free, all-volunteer community newspaper with a mission to publish…

A love note to the WIP distribution team

Some time around the first of every month, an extraordinary modern-day Pony Express rider named Magsathon drives to a printer in Centralia and picks up 30 bundles of the hot-off-the-presses new Works. It’s kind of an exciting moment. Maggie drops some papers off in Centralia and brings the rest to…

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