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New Study: High Minimum Wage in Seattle Caused No Employment Losses

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Economic Opportunity Institute | September 6, 2018

This Labor Day marked a year of little or no wage gains for most U.S. workers. But for low-wage workers, a report released today from UC Berkeley reveals good news. The report from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics analyzes the effects of minimum wage policies in the six large U.S. cities that were f

Congress Is Making Parents Choose Between Time with Kids and Retirement

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days

Economic Opportunity Institute | August 3, 2018

It’s great that Congress is once again paying attention to the need for time off work to care for family or their own health, but most of us who have fought for paid sick days and paid family leave are groaning rather than cheering. With much fanfare, Senator Marco Rubio this week introduced the “Economic Sec

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

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days

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

Ignoring LGBT individuals allows the gay wage gap to continue

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

| July 25, 2018 | Real Change

Steps You Can Take to Bolster Unions After Janus

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John Burbank | July 19, 2018

Many progressives are rightfully worried about the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, which enables workers to gain the wages and benefits collectively bargained by unions without contributing dues. It is a public-sector version of “right to work” laws that are in force in 28 states. But we c

Can You Believe It’s Been a Year Already?

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Marilyn Watkins | June 28, 2018

Can you believe it’s been a year already? Thanks to you and so many others, one year ago this week Washington’s Legislature passed Paid Family and Medical Leave. It means starting in January 2020, all  workers in our state will be able to take 12 to 18 weeks of leave to care for a new child, a seriously ill f

Gay Men in Washington: Underpaid and Overworked, Hunty!

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Matthew Caruchet | June 15, 2018

The Economic Opportunity Institute just released a new report on the gay wage gap in Washington State. Read it here. The Census Bureau doesn’t try to collect data on LGBT people. No administration has made that a priority. But with some charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, we can learn still about queer in

If You’re LGBT, the U.S. Government Doesn’t Care about You. It Doesn’t Even See You.

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Matthew Caruchet | June 13, 2018

The Economic Opportunity Institute just released a new report on the gay wage gap in Washington State. Read it here. After same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015, many Americans came to the well-meaning but misguided conclusion that LGBT people were finally in the eyes of the government. But the A

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

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

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

Without Census Recognition, LGBT Pay Gap, Inequalities Go Unnoticed

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

| June 11, 2018 | Public News Service

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