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

Stan Sorscher,
EOI Board Member
What is a “Corporatist Agenda,” and Where Can We Find One?

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 24, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is really trickle-down economics applied to globalization. Workers, communities and the environment are getting little or nothing from these deals, while the 1 percent consolidates power at the global level. These bad trade policies undermine our democracy, putting the interests of the 1 percent above public interests.

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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