Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 Washington Economic Recap

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy Equal Pay

Report | Marilyn Watkins | December 30, 2013

Washington’s economy continued to recover jobs lost to the Great Recession during 2013, but as of November was still almost 35,000 jobs short of pre-recession levels. Meanwhile, since the end of 2007, state population increased by over 8%. Overall, Washington’s rate of recovery has tracked closely with the te

Paid Sick and Safe Days: Responsible, Healthy Prevention

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | Maggie Humphreys | December 20, 2013

Paid sick days are the responsible way to prevent the spread of disease and keep everyone healthy by encouraging sick workers and children to stay home – away from co-workers, schoolmates, and customers. 1 million people working in Washington have no paid sick leave, including: 140,000 in accommodation and fo

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