Monthly Archives: January 2003

Retirement Security Accounts and Public Opinion

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Retirement Security Accounts

Fact Sheet | January 1, 2003

A proposal to provide all workers the ability to save for retirement, Washington Voluntary Accounts, is popular with Washington state residents and business owners, according to polling and focus groups conducted during the winter of 2001-2002. WVAs would be a defined contribution plan open to any worker in t

Working Well in Washington: An Evaluation of the 1998 Minimum Wage Initiative

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Report | Jason Smith | January 1, 2003

In November of 1998 Washingtonians voted overwhelmingly in favor of increasing  Washington’s minimum wage from $4.90 per hour to $6.50 per hour over a two-year period.  The law also requires annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) every year thereafter. In  January 2003, Washington’s minimum wage is schedul

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