Monthly Archives: May 2013

Straight Facts on Social Security 2013

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy Social Security

Fact Sheet | May 31, 2013

Social Security is far more than a retirement program Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, workers and retired Americans. During recessions, Social Security benefits help stabilize communities everywhere. Social Security provides benefits to 57 million people each mont

A Work and Family Agenda for Washington

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | May 17, 2013

A bout of flu, car accident, or cancer diagnosis too often leads to a family economic crisis. Most workers have only limited paid leave to deal with their family health needs, and many have no leave. The Work and Family Agenda assures that everyone has Paid Sick Days for preventive care or when a nasty virus

Fair Revenue for an Opportunity Economy in Washington

An Inclusive Economy Educational Opportunity Funding Public Services K-12 Education

Fact Sheet | May 17, 2013

The Inadequacy Problem: The Great Recession and painfully slow recovery have resulted in five years of fiscal crisis for Washington. But the state began ratcheting down the level of spending on public education at least two decades ago. In the McCleary decision, the courts ruled the state must invest more in

Evaluating Paid Sick Leave: Social, Economic and Health Implications for Washington

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Report | Marilyn Watkins | May 15, 2013

In today’s economy, many families and businesses are struggling to stay afloat after years of high unemployment, stagnant earnings, and fluctuations in consumer demand. Paid sick leave standards are an important policy tool to help restore economic security for working families, while protecting public health

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