Monthly Archives: November 2014

Equal Pay Opportunity Act

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy Equal Pay

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins, Sam Hatzenbeler | November 7, 2014

Unequal pay creates economy-busting jobs Women make up half of the workforce and earn more college degrees than men. But in Washington, the typical women working full-time, year-round in 2013 took home 80¢ to a man’s $1.00. Nationally, Black women made 67¢ and Latinas 56¢ for every $1.00 paid to White men. Un

Washington State Work & Family Agenda

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

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Equal Pay Opportunity Act  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of college degrees, yet the typical woman working full time in Washington earns 80¢ to a man’s $1. On average, Washington women working full time bring home $18,000 less each year. Fifty years after Congress banned employment

Paid Sick and Safe Days

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Responsible, healthy prevention Everyone gets sick or needs to see the doctor now and then – but an estimated 1 million Washington workers get no paid sick days, including many in restaurants, retail, and even health care. Paid sick leave allows ill workers to stay home – away from coworkers and customers, an

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