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Workers have earned a better wage, paid sick leave

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| John Burbank | September 23, 2016 | Everett Herald

The campaign for president is getting most of the media attention this year, but we have other important decisions to make as voters this November. Among the initiatives on the ballot is Initiative 1433, also known as RaiseUp Washington. This initiative will put in place minimum standards for paid sick days a

Every Job a Path to Opportunity

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Report | Marilyn Watkins | August 3, 2016

Washington state has gained jobs at a faster rate than most other states since the Great Recession, but the majority of working families are not benefitting from the economic boom. While high tech companies are attracting thousands of newcomers with promises of high compensation, pay for the typical worker is

Raise America’s Pay

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 10, 2016

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center, delivered the following testimony before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Hearing on June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. I am Lawrence Mishel, and I am representing the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center. Thank y

Raising wages statewide is a job for We The People

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Marilyn Watkins | June 10, 2016

Over the next couple weeks, young people across the region will be graduating with new degrees and high hopes for the future. They are competing for jobs in an economy where the contrast between the the haves and have nots is stark. The occupations projected to have the most job openings in King County and st

Raising wages statewide is a job for We The People

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

| June 10, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

All Hands on Deck for the Day of Action for Initiative 1433!

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Economic Opportunity Institute | June 1, 2016

Would you consider giving 2.5 hours to ensure that a million Washington workers get paid sick days in 2016? On Saturday, June 4th, 250 volunteers will take to the streets and gather signatures for Initiative 1433’s Day of Action. Together we can gather 13,500 signatures in just one day and get I-1433 one gian

Thursday May 19th: Celebrate paid sick and safe leave in Tacoma!

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Economic Opportunity Institute | May 11, 2016

More than 30 cities and states have paid sick days, including Tacoma. It’s time to celebrate – and keep the momentum going! Join us to enjoy cake, share success stories and learn about the statewide effort for paid sick days and minimum wage increase. Thursday, May 19, 1 PM – 2:30 PM Tacoma Public Library, Mo

Initiative 1433: Democracy in action for more equitable wages and benefits

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Economic Opportunity Institute | April 20, 2016

What is the value of work? Is it what you get paid? Economists trained to embrace the private market simply equate the value of your work with your wage. It’s simple, easy to understand…and wrong. That equation is built on the theoretical idea of an economy with “perfect” competition – meaning no employer or

Creating equity for minimum wage workers

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| John Burbank | April 20, 2016 | Everett Herald

Raise the minimum wage now – with a smart, fair, incremental and regional approach

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Economic Opportunity Institute | March 25, 2016

[via Huffington Post] At Dr. Bronner’s, the company I run with my family, we believe that we can only prosper in the long run if we contribute to the prosperity of society as a whole. It’s why we strive to compensate all our staff fairly, cap executive compensation at five times the lowest paid position, and

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