Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and can’t save for education or retirement. To reach the same income the typical white manContinue reading “A woman’s work is never done: A new economic agenda”
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“Unequal pay isn’t rare – it’s common and prevalent in all job sectors” [VIDEO]
Sandy Restrepo, a local attorney, testifies to the Washington State House Labor Committee in favor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1646), February 2, 2015: Hello my name is Sandy Restrepo and I’m here today to testify in support of HB 1646, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. As a mother, Latina and now lawyer, I haveContinue reading ““Unequal pay isn’t rare – it’s common and prevalent in all job sectors” [VIDEO]”
Will the Tacoma City Council pass the weakest paid sick days law in the nation?
No one should be forced to go to work sick. No one should be forced to stay at work when they have a sick child waiting miserably at school. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland unveiled a paid sick and safe leave proposal to City Council last Tuesday. She pushed back against dissenters on the Council whoContinue reading “Will the Tacoma City Council pass the weakest paid sick days law in the nation?”