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Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | September 28, 2016

A new baby, cancer diagnosis, or dying parent – occasionally we all need to take extended time away from work to care for family or health. California, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island have programs to provide all workers with paid leave when a new child arrives in the family or a serious health conditi

Report: At Current Rate, Women Won’t Close Pay Gap Until 2059

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| September 27, 2016 | Public News Service

Workers have earned a better wage, paid sick leave

Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Work & Family

| 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

Report: At Current Rate, Women Won’t Close Pay Gap Until 2059

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 22, 2016

If the gender pay gap continues to close at its current rate, women will reach pay equity with men in 2059, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women. Called The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, the report finds full-time working women are slowly closing the disparity,

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 8, 2016

August 26 commemorated Women’s Equality Day, the date in 1920 when women won the Constitutional right to vote in the United States. This year the date had a little more emotional kick with a woman running for the first time as a serious contender for the Presidency. But it’s taken nearly a full century to gai

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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| Marilyn Watkins | September 8, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

Study: ‘B-minus’ for WA workplace laws concerning expectant and new parents

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Economic Opportunity Institute | August 31, 2016

SEATTLE — The Evergreen State has room for improvement when it comes to protecting working families, according to a new report. The National Partnership for Women and Families gave Washington a “B-minus” grade in a recent study assessing states’ workplace policies to protect expectant and new parents – includ

Study Grades WA Workplace Accommodations for Expectant Parents

Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days Work & Family

| August 31, 2016 | Public News Service

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

Report from the White House Summit on the United State of Women

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Marilyn Watkins | June 17, 2016

It was a privilege to be invited to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women, held July 14-15 in Washington, DC. Just being in a room with 5,000 people – mostly women – who are working to promote the economic and political empowerment of women and girls across the country was inspiring. The

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