Monthly Archives: May 2009

Retirement Security Accounts

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Fact Sheet | May 18, 2009

A better retirement system is critical for the economic security of Americans and for promoting small business competitiveness. Currently, half of all workers lack access to a retirement plan at their workplace. Small businesses face high administrative and cost hurdles that often prevent them from offering r

Who Can Stay Home with the Flu?

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Issue Brief | Marilyn Watkins | May 1, 2009

As fears of a swine flu pandemic spread, President Obama and public health officials are urging Americans to stay home from work and keep their children home from school if they have flu symptoms. But nearly 4 in 10 private sector workers lack even one paid sick day, and many more face disciplinary action if

Washington State education funding and tax reform

An Inclusive Economy

Video | Marilyn Watkins | May 1, 2009

Washington State must ensure public investment in education keeps up with the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s economy. A more modern tax system that is fair to middle-class families will fuel long-term economic growth and keep the doors to personal opportunity open for everyone. Presented by Marilyn

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