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    Testimony by Marilyn Watkins opposing SB 6578 and SSB 6087, limiting paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances

    Testimony | February 1, 2016 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute, in opposition to SB 6578 and SSB 6087, before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, February 1, 2016. Good afternoon. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute, speaking in opposition to SB 6578 and SSB 6087. Washington needs to

    Testimony of Kira Lewis on proposed Spokane Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance

    Testimony | January 12, 2016

    Hi I am Kira Lewis, an RN working as an elementary school nurse. I am here to advocate in support for at least 5 days of earned sick and safe leave for workers in Spokane. In my work, I see children at school who need to go home because they are sick, but who surprisingly tell me they want to stay at school.

    Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on proposed Spokane Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance

    Testimony | January 12, 2016 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins, PhD, Economic Opportunity Institute, before the Spokane City Council, January 11, 2016, Paid Sick and Safe Leave Good evening. I am Marilyn Watkins with the Economic Opportunity Institute and the WA Work and Family Coalition. I am also part of Family Values at Work, a network of

    “Proven standards…to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity”

    Testimony | February 19, 2015

    Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these 3 bills strengthen o

    “Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy”

    Testimony | February 19, 2015

    Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising.org, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today. M

    Testimony by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage)

    Testimony | February 19, 2015

    Testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), February 17, 2015: Mr. Chair, and members of the Committee, thank you for having me here today. My name is Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner an

    Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

    Testimony | February 19, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hour minimum wage), and HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation), February 17, 2015: I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI. Together these 3 bills strengthen our state economy, not

    Marilyn Watkins: Testimony on House Bill 1356, Paid Sick and Safe Leave

    Testimony | January 28, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony on HB 1356, Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment, Before the House Labor Committee, January 26, 2015, by Marilyn P. Watkins Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony in favor of House Bill 1356, establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from emp

    Senate Commerce and Labor Committee hearing on HB 1313: Paid sick and safe leave

    Testimony | February 26, 2014 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Panelists Monica Bryant, grocery worker Traci Underwood, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Boris Popovic, Main Street Alliance of Washington Panelists Walt Bowen, Washington Senior Lobby Susan Hedman, Macy’s worker Adrienne Thompson, PTE Local 17 Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Instit

    Marilyn Watkins: Support sick and safe leave

    Testimony | February 26, 2014 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on HB 1313, establishing minimum standards for accrued paid sick and safe leave Good afternoon. I’m Marilyn Watkins of EOI and the WA Work and Family Coalition, testifying for HB 1313. Paid sick leave is not a new benefit. The majority of employees in t

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