Monthly Archives: February 2015

Infographic: Fixing the Retirement Savings Problem with a Small Business Marketplace

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Retirement Security Accounts

Fact Sheet | Gary Burris | February 26, 2015

Retirement plans for small businesses, non-profits and the self-employed are limited, costly and difficult to use. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Washington Small Business Retirement Market proposes a public-private partnership to open new markets to business and provide an affordable, flexible optio

The Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Retirement Security Accounts

Fact Sheet | Gary Burris | February 26, 2015

The Looming Retirement Crisis Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Washingtonians, especially those who work for small businesses. A recent state survey revealed that approximately 462,000 Washingtonians between ages 45-64 have less than $25,000 in savings.[1] The average monthly Social

“Proven standards…to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity”

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Testimony | February 19, 2015

Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these 3 bills strengthen o

“Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy”

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Testimony | February 19, 2015

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising.org, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today. M

Testimony by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage)

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Testimony | February 19, 2015

Testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today. My name is Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner an

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 19, 2015

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these 3 bills strengthen our state economy, not

“Unequal pay isn’t rare – it’s common and prevalent in all job sectors”

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Testimony | February 10, 2015

Sandy Restrepo, a local attorney, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Hello my name is Sandy Restrepo and I’m here today to testify in support of HB 1646, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. As a mother, Latina and now lawye

“Women are paid less in one job, and then they can never catch up.” [VIDEO]

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Testimony | February 6, 2015

Janet Chung, Legal and Legislative Counsel at Legal Voice, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Good afternoon Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee. My name is Janet Chung and I work for Legal Voice, a nonprofit organi

“Women are worth more than spare change.”

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Testimony | February 6, 2015

Olivia Roskill, a high school student in Redmond, WA, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today. My name is Olivia Roskill and I attend high school in Re

“Teen workers along with everyone else need to receive fair compensation for their labor.”

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 6, 2015

Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, speaks before the Washington State Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on SB 5421 (teen summer employment wage) and SB 5422 (temporary teen training wage), February 4, 2015: Good afternoon. I am Marilyn Watkins with the Economic Opportunity Institute, testifying in op

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