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Paid family leave at Starbucks: The headlines vs. the reality

Starbucks got headlines for announcing a new employee family leave policy. But as this story shows, a splashy press release can mask real inequities in company policy. That’s why Washington state needs a paid family and medical leave program that people

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

Boss rakes in millions; workers get food stamps

From the Everett Herald: While watching Congress and the president wrangle over the fake crisis of raising the debt ceiling, the Department of Agriculture reported that 45.8 million Americans now receive food stamps to help purchase food. That’s one out

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column

Recession Reaches Washington: A State Response

Recession Reaches Washington: A State Response

February 12, 2009

During the first half of 2008 Washington’s economy slowed but looked relatively healthy compared to the rest of the United States. In September, as job losses accelerated nationally, Washington, too, began shedding jobs. By December 2008, Washington had 54,800 fewer

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy
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