EOI is gearing up to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s economy. Over the next 5 years we’ll continue to research and analyze economic changes and the evolving needs of Washington’s workers, families and children. We’ll focus our creative policy development, rigorous research, strategic communications and coalition partnerships to:
We’ll find a way to fully fund family leave insurance, work to expand the program to cover care of seriously ill family members and a worker’s own disability, and improve job protections. We’ll fight to ensure every worker has paid sick days for routine illnesses and health needs.
We’ll help develop a comprehensive continuum of care and early learning, beginning with paid family leave, continued expansion of the Career and Wage Ladder for early education teachers and pre-K and full-day kindergarten for every child.
Today’s workers will have several careers – and many jobs – over the course of their working lives. We’ll work to ensure every employee has access to a safe, well-managed, portable retirement plan.
The private economic gains of today are built on yesterday’s public investments. Tax dollars are the seed money for public infrastructure and services no one person could afford alone. We’ll seek to ensure a portion of those private gains return to the public – in proportion to the benefits earned – so that all of our citizens can be full participants in the economic, social and political life of our state and our nation.
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