Archives

Equal Pay, Paid Sick/Safe Leave, FAMLI Act Legislative Update: April 1, 2015

Late yesterday, Senator Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, cancelled today’s meeting of the Washington Senate Commerce and Labor Committee which he chairs. Since today, April 1, is “cut-off”, that means that the equal pay, paid sick days, and minimum wage bills heard

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Paid sick leave helps workers and businesses

I’ll spare you the details — since you’ve likely been through a similarly undignified experience — but a bout of intestinal flu isn’t pretty. Hopefully you were able to do what I did: take a few days off work to

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Paid Sick Days

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

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

Paid sick and safe leave legislative update: February 25, 2015

Everyone occasionally needs to take a few days off – to recover from the flu, tend to a sick child, or take an ailing parent to the doctor. Yet 1 million Washington workers don’t get a single paid sick day,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

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

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

“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

Tagged with: ,
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

Tagged with: , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , ,
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.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days
Search the blog

Search Publications

By publication type

By author

By issue area

Search Newsroom

By media type

By issue area