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Two lessons for Washington’s legislators from the 2014 election

Reading what voters really want from election results is a tricky business. But now that the 2014 election contests are pretty much decided, here are some lessons for Washington’s legislators to consider for their 2015 session: First: Paid sick days

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days, Progressive Tax Reform

Paid Sick and Safe Days

Paid Sick and Safe Days

November 7, 2014

Responsible, healthy prevention Everyone gets sick or needs to see the doctor now and then – but an estimated 1 million Washington workers get no paid sick days, including many in restaurants, retail, and even health care. Paid sick leave allows ill

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Having a child is good for your career – if you’re a man

Great news! If you’re a man — especially a highly educated White or Latino man in a professional job — having a baby is great for your earnings. Congrats, dads! We’re happy for you. No, really, we are. But what about

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

Join us in strengthening women’s economic security – Bellingham

You are warmly invited to join the Economic Opportunity Institute in strengthening women’s economic security in Bellingham on October 16th. In partnership with the Washington Work and Family Coalition, we are co-hosting events across Washington state to help build policies that support working

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

When women win, our economy wins: Vancouver hosts Women’s Economic Security Forum

The Economic Opportunity Institute and Washington Work and Family Coalition are on tour across Washington state to build women’s economic security. Last night, Vancouver joined the list of towns and cities across WA who have hosted a forum on issues

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

Join us in strengthening women’s economic security – Spokane

You are warmly invited to join the Economic Opportunity Institute in strengthening women’s economic security in Spokane on August 20th. In partnership with the Washington Work and Family Coalition, we are co-hosting events across Washington state to help build policies that support working women

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

Politics of Parenting

Ellen Bravo from Family Values at Work, Carmen Wong Ulrich from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Jonathan Metzl from Vanderbilt University and The Reid Report’s Joy Reid join to discuss the hardships parents can face when it comes to working

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

Workers, Business Owners, Electeds Travel to White House Summit on Working Families

Local Leaders in the Fight for Paid Sick Days, Family Leave and Equal Pay Bring Campaign to the other Washington Washington workers, business owners and elected leaders will bring experiences from their fight for paid leave and equal pay laws

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

National Momentum Growing for Paid Sick Days

“I was one of those kids who spent the day in the school nurse’s office wishing my mom would come.” Mark is a former elementary school classmate of my son’s who recently interviewed me as part of a mentorship program.

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Choosing between your child and your job

When my four-year-old son was recently discharged after undergoing facial reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, many friends and family members asked how I was holding up, how I was handling the stress and lack of sleep and all

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