Monthly Archives: March 2011

The State of Working Washington 2011

An Inclusive Economy

Report | Marilyn Watkins | March 29, 2011

The 2000 to 2010 decade was a hard one for America’s and Washington’s working families. While the top fifth gained wealth despite two recessions and sharp stock market swings, for most people the dream of attaining the hallmarks of the American middle class grew further out of reach. Holding a  steady job, ow

Fact sheet: Public employee compensation

An Inclusive Economy Funding Public Services

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins, Douglas Von Korff | March 2, 2011

Public employee benefits are on the chopping block across the country as state and local governments look for ways to reduce spending. Public revenues remain low due to the lingering effects of the recession and the longer term trend shifting income from the middle class to the wealthy. Washington state, with

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