Washington Policy Watch

The author, Starbucks barista Kristen Picciolo, had a baby last year. She says the company's paid leave policy, which offers corporate employees more time off than baristas, is inequitable. Photo courtesy of Kristin Piccolo
Paid family leave at Starbucks: The headlines vs. the reality

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 17, 2017

Starbucks got headlines for announcing a new employee family leave policy. But as this story shows, a splashy press release can mask real inequities i

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Democracy is a participatory process

Marilyn Watkins | March 16, 2017

Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good bills have gone to the chopping block. The issues that have m

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