business http://kuow.org en Does Seattle Need Better Enforcement Of Labor Laws? http://kuow.org/post/does-seattle-need-better-enforcement-labor-laws <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with Seattle City Councilmember <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/">Nick Licata</a> about why he's pushing for better enforcement of labor standards in Seattle. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:18:47 +0000 David Hyde & Andy Hurst 32814 at http://kuow.org Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up http://kuow.org/post/tom-steps-down-boeing-moves-jobs-out-washington-and-minimum-wage-debate-heats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Washington state Senator Rodney Tom announced his decision to <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-majority-leader-tom-wont-seek-re-election">not seek re-election</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">this week, how does his departure change the dynamic in the legislature. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Boeing is shipping nearly 2,000 engineering and research jobs out of the state. After the big push for friendly tax breaks for the company, is this a betrayal?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:52 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32802 at http://kuow.org Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://kuow.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 32767 at http://kuow.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move http://kuow.org/post/increase-productivity-ups-monitors-drivers-every-move The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.<p>On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.<p>But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Jacob Goldstein 32718 at http://kuow.org To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move Why Boeing Is Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Everett http://kuow.org/post/why-boeing-moving-engineering-jobs-out-everett <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Times aerospace reporter <a href="https://twitter.com/dominicgates" target="_blank">Dominic Gates</a> about Boeing moving engineering jobs out of Everett and Washington state. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:21 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 32763 at http://kuow.org Why Boeing Is Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Everett Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom http://kuow.org/post/tensions-build-san-francisco-amid-tech-boom As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, partly fueled by an influx of tech workers and companies, some activists say that not all city residents are reaping the benefits.<p>Google bus protests are becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in San Francisco, with activists targeting the bus that takes Google workers from San Francisco to Silicon Valley.<p>There was another protest on Friday, where protesters held signs with the name of a Google executive who is also a landlord. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:28 +0000 editor 32663 at http://kuow.org Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom The Millennial Work-Life Revolution In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/millennial-work-life-revolution-seattle <p></p><p></p><p>The millennial generation is taking control over how they work and how they live. The group, currently about 18 to 33 years old, is adopting technology that is disrupting old structures and writing the playbook on how to take advantage of technological change. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:34:03 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32591 at http://kuow.org The Millennial Work-Life Revolution In Seattle Would You Accept Money To Quit Your Job? http://kuow.org/post/would-you-accept-money-quit-your-job <p>Ross Reynolds talks with behavioral economist <a href="http://rady.ucsd.edu/faculty/directory/gneezy/">Uri Gneezy </a>about company incentives and why Amazon is implementing the "Pay to Quit" program. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 32615 at http://kuow.org Would You Accept Money To Quit Your Job? How Collaborative Commons Is The Beginning Of The End For Capitalism http://kuow.org/post/how-collaborative-commons-beginning-end-capitalism <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jeremy Rifkin about his new book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism." Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:09:53 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32614 at http://kuow.org How Collaborative Commons Is The Beginning Of The End For Capitalism Seattle's $15 Wage Campaign Eyes The Ballot http://kuow.org/post/seattles-15-wage-campaign-eyes-ballot <p>A Seattle group seeking a $15 minimum wage has filed paperwork to put the issue to voters. The move aims to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass a measure this year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:39:12 +0000 Liz Jones 32545 at http://kuow.org Seattle's $15 Wage Campaign Eyes The Ballot Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce http://kuow.org/post/extended-season-some-northwest-ski-areas-profits-scarce <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041014TB_SkiDoldrums_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Thanks to late-season snow that fell at many area some Cascade ski areas will welcome skiers and snowboarders well past Easter.<p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:12 +0000 Tom Banse 32496 at http://kuow.org Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos http://kuow.org/post/how-rwandas-only-ice-cream-shop-challenges-cultural-taboos Rwanda has a warm climate, and the people love milk. You'd think ice cream would be an easy sell.<p>But mention ice cream to Chantal Kabatesi, and she rubs her jaw like she's at the dentist with a toothache. When she first tasted ice cream at the age of 35 "it was like eating hailstones," the kind that fall on her childhood village once or twice a year.<p>"I thought, 'Oh no, what are we serving to our customers? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 32307 at http://kuow.org How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos The Ultimate Reuse: Shipping Containers For Buildings http://kuow.org/post/ultimate-reuse-shipping-containers-buildings <p></p><p>The cost of housing in the city is making many people think small, to embrace the micro movement that loves to reuse and recycle. Enter the idea of a shipping container as a building — a natural in a port city like Seattle, which handles 1.6 million container units in a year. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:27:00 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 31813 at http://kuow.org The Ultimate Reuse: Shipping Containers For Buildings Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine,' More Coming http://kuow.org/post/central-washington-home-nations-biggest-bitcoin-mine-more-coming <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040414TB_BitcoinMine_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a surprising fact: the largest </span>bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "mine" in North America is located on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Wash.</span><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:04:42 +0000 Tom Banse 32105 at http://kuow.org Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine,' More Coming The Challenges Of The Northwest's Maritime Industry http://kuow.org/post/challenges-northwests-maritime-industry <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton about the challenges facing the maritime industry in the Pacific Northwest. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:21:36 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32078 at http://kuow.org The Challenges Of The Northwest's Maritime Industry