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King County vs. Seattle paid family leave: both a step forward, both need improvement

Seattle’s own Erica C. Barnett takes a closer look at recent paid family leave plans passed by Seattle and King County, and finds the city provides as little as four weeks guaranteed time off, while the county guarantees 12 weeks

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Parental Leave Should Be Extended To All

Amazon has joined the growing list of tech companies to expand paid parental leave policies. Earlier this year, Microsoft, Netflix, and Adobe also announced more time off for new mothers and fathers. Between them, Microsoft and Amazon have over 60,000 employees in

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Seattle’s paid sick and safe time ordinance promotes safer families

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Seattle Office of Labor Standards is highlighting the safe time provisions of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) law. You can download new flier about safe time protections to educate your co-workers, family, neighbors,

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Light rail is our best option to meet population boom

Investing in our our transportation infrastructure – especially public transit – helps our whole community thrive. Failing to invest strangles opportunity and amplifies economic inequality. It’s time for Washington’s legislature to act boldly! – Marilyn Watkins, EOI Policy Director Light

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column, Funding Public Services

Cut health care for 30,000 women and babies – or end sales tax exemption for out-of-state coal?

A $23 million cut in King County health programs approved by the Legislature last month means layoffs in Maternity Support Services, a program that improves infant survival and health by providing a range of services to 30,000 women and babies.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check, Health Care

Local governments, with help, can stem this decline

Reprinted from the Everett Herald: Erin, a mortgage counselor at a nonprofit organization, experiences the economic crisis up-close and personal every day. For the past six years, she’s helped people behind on their mortgages fight to stay in their homes

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Retirement Security

The State of Working Washington 2008

The State of Working Washington 2008

September 15, 2008

The year 2008 has been a tough one for the United States economy. The collapse of the housing bubble has snowballed through the financial and construction industries and wiped out the growth in home equity that had fueled consumer spending.

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Posted in EOI

Washington State Jobs Update 2005

Washington State Jobs Update 2005

December 30, 2005

Washington state ended 2005 with 81,000 more jobs than in December 2000, before the onset of recession. With population growth of more than 6% since 2000, Washington would need over twice as many new jobs to have the same level

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

July 1, 2002

Child Care Demand King County  In 2000 in King County, there were estimated to be 21,330 children full-time and 17,880 children part-time in child care centers. 22% of children in full-time were toddlers and 54% were preschool age.  In 2000

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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