State Economy

Despite strong growth in overall economic productivity over the past decade, the majority of Washington’s working families have not shared in the economic wealth they have helped create. EOI is working to ensure economic growth is founded on broad-based prosperity, so economic security and opportunity are available to all. New public policies are needed to match the changes on our economy, including access to health care, paid family leave and paid sick days, retirement security, and a social safety net.

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Research and Publications

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Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Unequal pay creates economy-busting jobs Women make up half of the workforce and earn more

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Equal Pay Opportunity Act  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of col

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Latest Blog Posts

April 14 is Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 the typical woman working fulltime in the U.S. catches up to what her male counterpart made in 2014. [Image: American Association of University Women]
At this rate, equal pay for women is 43 years away – but we don’t have to sit and wait

Marilyn Watkins | April 14, 2015

April 14 is Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 the typical woman working full-time in the U.S.

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Equal Pay, Paid Sick/Safe Leave, FAMLI Act Legislative Update: April 1, 2015

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 1, 2015

Late yesterday, Senator Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, cancelled today’s meeting of the W

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