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➤ Why don’t our contracts keep up with the cost of living (Consumer Price Index)?

They far exceed them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Seattle /Tacoma area has increased by 13% since 2013 and during that same time, our wages grew by 15.57% which does not include the 2018 4.79% increase. With that additional 4.79% increase that would put us 9.36% ahead of the CPI.

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Apprenticeship programs pay off.

Workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn $300,000 more over their lifetime than peers who don’t. Learn More

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