Monthly Archives: December 2011

$2 Billion in Progressive Annual Revenue for Washington

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Fact Sheet | December 20, 2011

This brief lists, in detail, $2 billion in annual state revenue that could be raised by asking the wealthiest corporations and people to pay their fair share, ending tax preferences for big banks and and commercial farms, and updating our tax code to reflect our 21st century economy.

Washington’s Working Women 2012

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay Retirement Security Social Security

Report | Tatsuko Go Hollo, Tatsuko Go Hollo | December 12, 2011

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, economic recovery has been barely perceptible for the majority of Americans. Unemployment rates remain high, and poverty rates are climbing. Today, 18% of American families with children under 18, and 30% of single mothers, live in poverty. For single m

Washington’s minimum wage standard

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Issue Brief | Tatsuko Go Hollo | December 12, 2011

Washington is one of 10 states with a cost of living adjustment to its minimum wage, and one of 9 with a rate of $8.00 or more. Beginning in 2012, Washington will be the only state with a minimum wage above $9.00. Minimum wage workers are disproportionately young, female, and people of color, but more than ha

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