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Sage Announces New Leadership for 2015!
Puget Sound Sage is excited to announce a new Executive Director for 2015: Rebecca Saldana, current Deputy Director, will replace David West, who is moving on to new projects after eight years as the ED of Sage.
Sage's Executive Director, David West to Step Down in 2014
After more than seven years of serving as executive director of Puget Sound Sage, David West is leaving the organization at the end of 2014 to explore new opportunities.
Media Release: New Report Finds SeaTac Initiative Would Boost Economy and Create Jobs
Puget Sound Sage, a regional think tank, issued an analysis of the economic benefit of the SeaTac initiative. According to the analysis, increased worker spending will multiply, resulting in a $54 million income boost for the region and more than 400 new local jobs.
Press Release: Nonstandard Work Now One Third of WA Job Market
July 16th, 2013
Private sector employers in Washington’s service industry have become heavily reliant on part-time, temporary and contract workers. They are also adopting policies that effectively cut their workers off employer-based health care. A new report from regional think tank Puget Sound Sage called “Washington’s Changing Workforce” documents state trends in “nonstandard” or “contingent” employment in Washington. One key finding of the study is that such jobs now represent nearly a third of the state’s employment market.
Press Release: Nonstandard Work Now One Third of WA Job Market
Seattle – Private sector employers in Washington’s service industry have become heavily reliant on part-time, temporary and contract workers. They are also adopting policies that effectively cut their workers off employer-based health care. A new report from regional think tank Puget Sound Sage called “Washington’s Changing Workforce” documents state trends in “nonstandard” or “contingent” employment in Washington. One key finding of the study is that such jobs now represent nearly a third of the state’s employment market.
Press Release: Seattle City Council Passes South Lake Union Rezone
Seattle – Today, the Seattle City Council passed the South Lake Union rezone with the intent of balancing private interest with public value. While there appeared to be consensus among Council members to bring Seattle’s housing polices on par with the rest of the country’s major urban cities, the final compromise proposal fell short. This step in the right direction missed an opportunity to go farther and ensure we create a city where everyone can live and thrive.
Video: Below the Radar Presentation
How Sea‐Tac Airport's substandard working conditions hurt our region and how other major airports changed course toward growth and prosperity
Press Release: Sea-Tac Airport’s Harmful Working Conditions, One of the Worst Among West Coast Airports
Seattle – While many eyes have been on the recent ups and downs of the airline industry with Boeing’s outsourcing troubles and Alaska Airline’s on time award, today a regional think tank issued a report shedding light on the substandard working conditions at SeaTac Airport and the harmful consequences. The report titled, Below the Radar finds that SeaTac Airport has fallen behind minimum workforce standards compared to other west coast airports.
Port Pollution Update!
Truck Exhaust is Worse Than We Thought This week, Sage's Nicole Vallestero Keenan dug through the fine print of Port of Seattle environmental reports to discover that northwest ports have been emitting 2 to 3 times more Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) [ from trucks] in our communities than the port originally reported in 2007.