Monthly Archives: December 2008

An Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan for Washington

An Inclusive Economy Ending Corporate Tax Breaks

Report | Marilyn Watkins | December 17, 2008

We will not be able to get Washington’s economy – or the nation’s – on track to sustainable growth without rebuilding a financially secure middle class. Working families in Washington state and across the nation were already highly stressed prior to the collapse of housing and financial markets. Throughout th

Fact Sheet: Washington’s Minimum Wage, by County

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Fact Sheet | December 3, 2008

Washington’s minimum wage will adjust to $8.55 per hour on January 1, 2009. A full-time employee earning the minimum wage in Washington will earn $17,784 per year – $1,000 more than in 2008 and $4,160 more than the federal minimum of $6.55 in 27 other states. $8.55 per hour in 2009 represents the same buying

Washington Family Leave Insurance Brief

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Issue Brief | December 1, 2008

In the midst of an economic downturn, programs that lower health care costs and support economic security for working families are more important than ever. Too many workers are forced to put economic security at risk when their families need them most. Improving health and maintaining buying power for workin

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