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Gender Pay Equity Bill Introduced

Equal Pay Work & Family

| January 11, 2018 | KPQ News

Gender Pay Equity Gets New Life in WA Legislature

Equal Pay Work & Family

| January 11, 2018 | Public News Service

Beginning this year, new paid sick and safe leave law goes into effect

Column Paid Sick Days Work & Family

| Marilyn Watkins | January 10, 2018 | Real Change

Under This Bill, Your Boss Couldn’t Stop You From Talking About Salary

Equal Pay Work & Family

| January 9, 2018 | The Stranger

We Need to Update Equal Pay Laws

Equal Pay Work & Family

Marilyn Watkins | January 8, 2018

For a PDF of this factsheet, please click here. The Washington State Legislature has the chance in the winter 2018 session to pass an updated equal pay bill. In each of the past three years, the state’s House has passed an equal pay bill with bipartisan majorities, but those bills have died in committee in th

What to Watch in Local Politics This Year

Equal Pay Work & Family

| January 3, 2018 | Seattle Met

Details About Washington’s New Paid Sick Days Law

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Marilyn Watkins | December 27, 2017

Communities across Washington will get a boost to health and economic well-being in January 2018 when the new paid sick and safe leave law goes into effect. Employees who previously had to go to work with the flu or when a child is sick will be able to take time off to prioritize health and pay their bills in

‘A Christmas Carol’: Sending the Poor to Prison

Education Tax and Budget Work & Family

Matthew Caruchet | December 22, 2017

When he was 12 years old in 1824, Charles Dickens worked 10-hour days in a rat-infested shoe-polish factory for six shillings a week. That’s the equivalent of £30.68 or $41.06 in 2017 currency. It was all the money he had to get by. His father, mother, and five siblings aged 2-11 were in prison because the fa

New Rights in Washington Help Working Families Thrive

Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Marilyn Watkins | December 15, 2017

Washington State has begun implementing new standards to help workers stay healthy and protect their loved ones. These new laws are the result of the activism and collaboration of many individuals, community groups, labor unions, advocacy organizations, business owners, and policymakers. Healthy Pregnancies,

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Column Equal Pay Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| Marilyn Watkins | November 22, 2017 | Seattle Weekly

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