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A woman’s work is never done: A new economic agenda

Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and

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Minimum wage, paid sick days bills pass Washington State House!

Two key measures to boost Washington’s economy and protect the economic security of millions of working families in Washington have passed the state House: State Minimum Wage Increase (HB 1355): Sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle); increases Washington’s minimum wage

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Minimum wage legislative update: February 25, 2015

Washington was the first state to institute annual cost of living adjustments to its minimum wage in 1998, and for the past decade has had the highest state minimum wage in the country. Still, in 2013 nearly 50,000 people in

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A big vote for Washington’s working families on paid sick days, minimum wage coming up

This past week, I heard Lilia, a working mom, testify to legislators in Olympia that even with two jobs, she has to remind her teenage sons to limit themselves to one glass of milk — because she can’t afford to

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“Proven standards…to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity”

“Proven standards…to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity”

February 19, 2015

Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days

“Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy”

“Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy”

February 19, 2015

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising.org, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days

“Proven standards…to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity” [VIDEO]

Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days

“Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy” [VIDEO]

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising.org, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days

Testimony by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage)

Testimony by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage)

February 19, 2015

Testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today.

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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

February 19, 2015

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these 3 bills

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days
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