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Paid sick leave protects us all

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

| Marilyn Watkins | March 1, 2018 | Yakima Herald

It’s February 28. You can now get the flu and not miss a paycheck.

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Marilyn Watkins | February 28, 2018

Washingtonians who’ve worked full time since January 1 have earned a full day of sick leave, something previously unavailable to too many residents outside of Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane. In 2016, voters approved Initiative 1433, increasing the minimum wage and setting a statewide minimum standard of one hour

Finland Doesn’t Leave Survival to the Free Market – We Shouldn’t Either

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John Burbank | January 20, 2018

Our state had an important visitor last week. Not a movie mogul, not a billionaire, not a high-tech Amazonian full of hubris. Someone much more important, with a message for building the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Her name is Anu Partanen. Partanen is an American citizen, an author, a researcher,

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

A Fair Deal at Work Column Paid Sick Days

| Marilyn Watkins | January 10, 2018 | Real Change

Details About Washington’s New Paid Sick Days Law

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

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

New Rights in Washington Help Working Families Thrive

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days

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,

Washington joins growing list of states with paid sick and safe leave for all — and a better minimum wage!

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

Marilyn Watkins | November 9, 2016

Washington has joined the growing number of states to adopt paid sick and safe leave for all workers with approval of Initiative 1433. Starting in January 2018, everyone working in Washington will be assured at least 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. An estimated one million workers in the

You have meaningful decisions to make on your ballot

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Economic Opportunity Institute | November 3, 2016

Have you had your ballot on the kitchen counter — for almost two weeks now — and still not opened it up to vote? Or maybe you forgot where you put it? Or maybe you recycled it, and now don’t know where to get your ballot to vote. Or maybe you just want to wait until the last minute to vote. I hope that is the

Report: Wash. Families Still Struggle Under Improved Economy

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Economic Opportunity Institute | October 26, 2016

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Jobs are coming back and incomes are improving across Washington state, but families still are struggling to pay for the basics, according to a new report. The analysis Time for a Raise: Statewide Growth and Washington’s Minimum Wage found many of the jobs in the Evergreen State’s growing

Report: Wash. Families Still Struggle Under Improved Economy

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days

| October 26, 2016 | Public News Service

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