Monthly Archives: February 2001

Social Security Fact Sheet

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Social Security

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | February 1, 2001

45.4 million people received Social Security benefits in 2000, including 4 million children: Social Security is life insurance: 15% of recipients are surviving family members of deceased workers. A widow with two young children collects an average monthly benefit of $1,700. For a  young married worker with tw

Family Leave Insurance and Public Opinion

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Report | Marilyn Watkins | February 1, 2001

A Strong Majority of Voters are Concerned About Getting Time Off When Needed for Their Families: Women are more concerned than men about all of the issues surveyed, except for spending time with kids and the amount they pay in taxes where there is no statistical difference between the two groups. Voters who a

Washington State Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Report | February 1, 2001

Why raise the minimum wage? Because working families in Washington need it. The primary impetus to increase the minimum wage is to enable people who work full time to earn their way out of poverty. Current minimum wage workers are forced to live in poverty. A full-time worker who makes $5.15 an hour earns bar

Increasing the Minimum Wage: Rebuttal to NFIB/WRB Anti-Minimum Wage Arguments

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Fact Sheet | February 1, 2001

The Economic Opportunity Institute prepared this rebuttal in October 1998 in response to the position papers opposing Initiative 688 authored by the National Federation of Independent Business/Washington (NFIB) and the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA). [This rebuttal was prepared in October 1998 and up

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