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.

Research and Publications

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“Unequal pay isn’t rare – it’s common and prevalent in all job sectors” [VIDEO]

Testimony | February 10, 2015

Sandy Restrepo, a local attorney, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee 

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“Women are paid less in one job, and then they can never catch up.” [VIDEO]

Testimony | February 6, 2015

Janet Chung, Legal and Legislative Counsel at Legal Voice, testifies to the Washington Sta

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Latest Blog Posts

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To end the gender wage gap, we must look at race, too

Marilyn Watkins | July 30, 2015

In the last week, Black women in the U.S. finally caught up to what the typical White man

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Join us for the next Washington Policy Watch salon: Women’s Economic Security

Economic Opportunity Institute | June 17, 2015

Join EOI Policy Director Marilyn Watkins, Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Tana Senn, Rep. June Rob

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