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KBCS Summer Fund Drive

The on-air portion of our Summer Fund Drive has come to an end, but there's still time to help KBCS reach it's fund drive goal before June 30th! Please make your contribution today and thank you in advance!

$40,000 Goal

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Drive ends: June 30, 2022

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Income Inequality

According to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project, low-wage jobs are the fastest-growing sector of the economy. This makes the good-jobs deficit even deeper than it was at the start of the 21st century. The report says the unbalanced recession and recovery mean the long-term inequality in the U.S. continues to rise.

Tomorrow is May Day. A march is planned in downtown Seattle and on Thursday, May 2nd Working Washington hosts a Poverty-wage Story Slam. We have some of those participating in Thursday’s event here to share their story:

Spencer is an airport worker who loads and unloads baggage for Alaska Airlines passengers at Sea-Tac Airport. He makes around $12.25/hour.

Arturo is an immigrant from Mexico who has worked 5 years at a fast-food chain in North Seattle and is paid less than $10/hour.

Sarah Laslett, Director of Washington State Labor and Education Research Center at South Seattle Community College.

Listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_2013043_LowWageWork

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