Monthly Archives: May 2011

Public Pensions in Washington State

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy Retirement Security Accounts

Report | John Burbank | May 15, 2011

Pensions enable retirees to live out their older years in dignity. In the United States, an employer-provided retirement plan has long been considered an essential complement to Social Security and personal savings to ensure retirees have satisfactory incomes and certainty for household finances. However, pub

Evaluating Paid Sick Leave

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Report | Marilyn Watkins | May 9, 2011

“Stay home when you’re sick” was the key public health message during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, raising public awareness of the responsibility we all share in preventing the spread of contagious disease. The outbreak also highlighted how difficult it is for individuals without paid sick leave to meet competing 

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