Equal Pay Opportunity Act passes Washington House!

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of cheers and applause coming from women and their allies across Washington State. Why are we cheering? Because the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646) just passed the Washington State House, with bipartisan support

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay

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

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

Economic security is out of reach for too many Washingtonians – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The latest research from the Alliance for a Just Society shows just how difficult it is for people to achieve basic economic security here in Washington. The study, which analyzes household debt and surveys the wide the gulf between the state’s minimum wage and living wage for 11 states across the

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Minimum Wage
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