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    An Illustrated Guide to Paid Sick Days and Paid Family & Medical Leave

    Fact Sheet | July 26, 2018

    This comic is a brief, easy-to-read illustration of paid sick days and paid family and medical leave, two new programs to help Washington workers balance family, health and their jobs. More detailed information can be found at the Department of Labor and Industries for paid sick days and the Employment Securi

    Voter’s Guide to the Washington State Budget

    Issue Brief | July 20, 2018 | By Aaron Keating

    We all want to live in a prosperous state with thriving communities. Washingtonians consistently identify the same set of public priorities for state leaders: excellent schools, well-maintained infrastructure, protecting the vulnerable, quality health care, responsive police, and stewardship of the state’s na

    The Gay Pay Gap in Washington and Impacts of Misogyny on LGBT Wages

    Issue Brief | June 11, 2018

    For a PDF version of this report, click here. Introduction How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? What’s that lipstick doing on your collar? If a drug store is open 24 hours, why are there locks on the doors? How many LGBT people are there in the United States? Some questions a

    New Rights for Workers in Washington Printable Materials

    Fact Sheet | June 10, 2018

    These are flyers explaining new rights for workers in Washington that recently came into effect or will come into effect soon. Overview of New Rights Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Family and Medical Leave Business Guide

    Details Matter: Paid Family and Medical Leave that Works for Working Families

    Report | May 3, 2018 | By Marilyn Watkins

    For a PDF of this report, click here. Paid family and medical leave has become a top-tier policy issue. Over the past several years, a number of high-profile corporations have announced new and expanded paid parental leave programs. However, access to paid family leave remains primarily available to the alrea

    2017 Annual Report

    Fact Sheet | April 26, 2018

    Our Mission The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.   Program Highlights Paid Family and Medical Leave:  W

    Who Really Pays: An analysis of the tax structures in 15 cities throughout Washington State

    Report | April 4, 2018 | By Matthew Caruchet

    For a PDF of this report, click here. Introduction Many Washingtonians feel they are heavily taxed. They are – if they’re working class or middle class. Wealthy residents pay a tax rate many times lower than the rates other people pay. But due to our opaque tax system, it’s hard to understand how much we pay

    We Need to Update Equal Pay Laws

    Fact Sheet | January 8, 2018

    EOI’s 2018 Policy Priorities

    Fact Sheet | January 1, 2018

    Our mission: build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Legislative and Legal Action Health Care: Identify and develop state-based solutions to maintain and expand

    The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

    Report | November 11, 2017 | By Marilyn Watkins

    For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature adopted one of the nation’s most comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies. The vote was strongly bipartisan – 37 to 12 in the Senate and 65 to 29 in the House. Breaking rules

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