Moms just can’t get a break these days. Data released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, show that having children is one of the worst career moves a woman could make. According to their research, mothers in Washington are 44% less likely to be hired than non-mothers for the same job, and are paidContinue reading “Every Washington legislator has a mom — so why don’t more of them care about “moms”?”
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Minimum wage, paid sick days bills pass Washington State House!
Two key measures to boost Washington’s economy and protect the economic security of millions of working families in Washington have passed the state House: State Minimum Wage Increase (HB 1355): Sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle); increases Washington’s minimum wage to $12 over four years. Paid Sick and Safe Leave (HB 1356): Sponsored by Rep.Continue reading “Minimum wage, paid sick days bills pass Washington State House!”
Congresswomen Murray and DelBene champion the Healthy Families Act
The Washington Work and Family Coalition would like to offer big thanks to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Suzan DelBene for their courageous championing of the Healthy Families Act. Last Friday February 20th, Congresswomen Murray and DelBene hosted a press conference at Seattle’s Paramount Theater to introduce the Healthy Families Act, a bill that would allowContinue reading “Congresswomen Murray and DelBene champion the Healthy Families Act”