Monthly Archives: February 2014

Senate Commerce and Labor Committee hearing on HB 1313: Paid sick and safe leave

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 26, 2014

Panelists Monica Bryant, grocery worker Traci Underwood, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Boris Popovic, Main Street Alliance of Washington Panelists Walt Bowen, Washington Senior Lobby Susan Hedman, Macy’s worker Adrienne Thompson, PTE Local 17 Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Instit

Marilyn Watkins: Support sick and safe leave

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 26, 2014

Testimony before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on HB 1313, establishing minimum standards for accrued paid sick and safe leave Good afternoon. I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI and the WA Work and Family Coalition, testifying for HB 1313. Paid sick leave is not a new benefit. The majority of employees in t

SHB 2720 Pay It Forward: Restoring college access

Educational Opportunity Higher Education

Fact Sheet | Maggie Humphreys | February 6, 2014

Long-term declines in state higher education funding and recent severe budget cuts are pushing college out of reach for middle class and low-income students.  Facing stagnant household incomes, students and their families are forced to choose to either take on massive debt or shelve plans to attend college. B

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