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“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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“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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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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“Women are worth more than spare change.”

“Women are worth more than spare change.”

February 6, 2015

Olivia Roskill, a high school student in Redmond, WA, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here

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“Women are worth more than spare change.” [VIDEO]

Olivia Roskill, a high school student in Redmond, WA, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here

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The Motherhood Penalty

Wonders never cease: I agree with Phyllis Schlafly. Reading the arch-conservative lawyer’s controversial, much discussed April column in the Christian Post made me nearly drop my coffee when this jumped out from the page: “Women with children earn less…” Finally

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No More Mad Men Pay: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, EOI, MomsRising and YWCA host forum on equal pay

Equal pay for women and fully valuing women’s work   – both in the paid economy and as family caregivers – are critical to rebuilding economic security for working families. That was the clear message from last Thursday’s forum at Kirkland

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Breaking Through the Maternal Wall: The Time is Now

It’s time.  It’s time to talk about motherhood, and our changing nation, front and center.  It’s time to talk about the fact that 81% of women in America have children by the time they’re forty-four years old, yet too often

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The Real Feminist Nightmare: It’s definitely not Michelle Obama

When the first lady is attacked for embracing her role as “mom-in-chief”—despite her leadership in key policy areas like stemming the childhood obesity epidemic, increasing access to healthy food and aiding military families and veterans—it’s time to call foul. The

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When Family Comes First: Stories of FMLA’s Impact

August 5th, 2013 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act – the nation’s first law guaranteeing most workers job-protected unpaid leave for certain medical or family emergencies. This week our blog will focus on the importance of family and

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