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How a Children’s Book is Fighting the Gender Pay Gap

When Emily Kim graduated from law school in 2011, the job market was bleak. She was thrilled when she landed her first position and she took the salary offered, fearing that negotiation might cost her the job. A while later,

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Port of Seattle passes paid parental leave for employees

The Port of Seattle Commission has approved a motion to provide four weeks of paid parental leave for non-represented employees during the 12 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child in the employee’s home – effective

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Legislators look at bridging gender pay gap

Jean Godden used to be one of six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now a Seattle City Council member, found out she was the lowest paid of the six. “I

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed landmark city legislation into law today, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people working in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick days on the job. When the new law takes effect next September,

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Council has votes to require paid sick leave

From the Seattle Times: Seattle appears poised to become the third city in the country to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their workers. Six of the City Council’s nine members signed onto a plan Thursday that mandates

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