Monthly Archives: February 2016

Senate’s proposed Equal Pay legislation is a step backward for women, families, communities

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 27, 2016

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on ESHB 1646, Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, February 26, 2016 Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins with the Economic Opportunity Institute, speaking in opposition to the striking amendment on House Bill 1646. Unequal pay is hurting Washington w

Testimony by Janet Chung in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (SB 6149)

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Testimony | Economic Opportunity Institute | February 1, 2016

Testimony in support of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (SB 6149) before the Washington Senate Commerce & Labor Committee by Janet Chung, Legal Voice Chairman Baumgartner and Members of the Committee: My name is Janet Chung and I’m Legal & Legislative Counsel with Legal Voice.  I’m pleased to be here to

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins opposing SB 6578 and SSB 6087, limiting paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 1, 2016

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute, in opposition to SB 6578 and SSB 6087, before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, February 1, 2016. Good afternoon. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute, speaking in opposition to SB 6578 and SSB 6087. Washington needs to

The Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Career and Wage Ladder

Fact Sheet | John Burbank | February 1, 2016

Policymakers and educators alike agree: high-quality early learning depends on the competency, education, and compensation of a child’s teacher/caregiver.[1] While Washington has made strides on the first two factors, it has failed to ensure early childhood teachers are adequately compensated, even with an av

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