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Is “Happy Labor Day” Enough?


As social security benefits and workers’ compensation lawyers in Seattle, The Walthew Law Firm appreciates it when the media stands up for workers everywhere, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. That’s why we were drawn to a recent Seattle Times Op-Ed article by Steve McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions which warns that “Wishing Workers A ‘Happy Labor Day’ Isn’t Enough.”

McGarvey’s points reveal that, “American workers should have more to celebrate this Labor Day. While the American economy has shown steady improvement since the 2008 recession, take-home pay for American workers has remained stagnant for 20 years.”

The article states that, “The American Society of Civil Engineers’ recent report card gave our nation’s crumbling infrastructure a grade of D-plus.” To which McGarvey concludes that, “This is unacceptable. Rather than halfheartedly wishing each other a ‘Happy Labor Day,’ presidential candidates and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle should start planning substantial infrastructure investments for 2017 and beyond.”

The Walthew Law Firm has been representing hardworking people for more than 75 years. Our workers’ comp and social security disability attorneys take a proactive approach to your injury claim. Walthew lawyers in Seattle and Everett will gladly fight an uphill battle to secure the benefits that workers in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and beyond deserve.

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