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Want to Fight Sexual Harassment and Discrimination? Unionize.

by Sara Ainsworth and Marilyn Watkins Sara Ainsworth is advocacy director of Legal Voice, a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make positive change for women and girls in the Northwest. Marilyn Watkins is policy director

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Equal Pay

Restoring Good Karma

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella created a national uproar when he advised women to rely on “good karma” for a raise. He almost immediately retracted. But if Nadella had instead advised women to ask for raises and urged girls to pursue

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Equal Pay

Empowering Women, Building Our Economy – Keynote Address by Marilyn Watkins

2nd Annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration Sponsored by Eastside Democratic Women, August 25, 2013 It’s great to be here today to celebrate the real progress we have made towards women’s equality. But I suspect many of us are also here

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

I-Squared Equals I’m Screwed

This January, Senators Hatch and Klobuchar introduced The Immigration Innovation Act, known as “I-Squared.” It will triple the number of foreign temporary workers from about 800,000 to over 2.3 million. This will distort the labor market for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which has only 4 million workers all told. I-Squared will seriously depress the domestic STEM labor market.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

The Values Behind International Women’s Day

From the White House Blog: By Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis I grew up in a time when graduating from high school was an accomplishment, and expectations of young women were very low…especially for women of color. My high school

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Paid Sick Days
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