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Labor of Love: Thanking the Labor Movement for MOMumental victories

September 3, 2018
From a strong minimum wage to paid family and medical leave, Washington’s labor movement has been MOMumental in a slew of powerful wins for women and families.
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QUICK SIGNATURE ➡️ Protect Maryland Earned Sick Days!

August 31, 2018
The pencils are purchased and lunch boxes are ready to be packed! It’s back-to-school time in Maryland! This year, kids and families across Maryland are returning to school with something extra exciting: EARNED SICK DAYS!!! That’s right, this is the first back-to-school season since we passed the...
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QUICK SIGNATURE for Black Women's Equal Pay Day!

August 7, 2018
It’s happening. Again! And it’s not good. I’m talking about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – August 7th. This is the day that lifts up the outrageous fact that Black women in the United States earn only 63 cents on the dollar compared to White men. The wage gap between White men and Black women hasn’t...
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Don’t GUT Michigan’s new paid sick time law!

October 3, 2018
Did you hear the news?! Michigan lawmakers passed a paid sick time law! That may seem like good news at first, but the truth is that it’s not that simple and we can’t totally celebrate...yet. Here’s the scoop: The MI Time to Care coalition collected nearly 400,000 signatures for a strong paid sick...
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Family caregivers left out of Washington's unemployment benefits

October 3, 2018
There are moments in life where family must come first and you shouldn't be denied unemployment because of it. But Washington's laws don't reflect the caregiving roles that many of us take on in our families nor do they set reasonable standards for working parents struggling to find childcare. We'...
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Progress in Fighting Poverty Slows -- And for the First Time in Years, the number of Uninsured Americans Does Not Significantly Decline

September 12, 2018
After years of progress, the decline in the poverty rate slowed between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday. In 2017, the official poverty rate was 12.3 percent, down from 12.7 percent in 2016. While workers were earning more, substantial numbers remained at...
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Hip hip hooray for equal pay: Washington's new equal pay law takes effect today

June 7, 2018
Washington! You did it! Today, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act became law! This just-enacted-law means three big changes to your rights and protections in the workplace: Protects the right of workers to share their wage or salary information with co-workers without fear of retaliation Creates a new...
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Moms Demand Fair Pay, Equal Opportunity

May 30, 2018
Today marks how long mothers in the United States have to work into the new year to earn what fathers were paid in the previous calendar year. In every single state, moms are paid less than dads. That is disgraceful. This persistent wage discrimination doesn’t just hurt moms -- it causes great...
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Strolling Thunder: It's time for NC to #ThinkBabies!

May 24, 2018
It’s time for North Carolina to #ThinkBabies! Each year on average 120,000 babies are born in our state, full of potential and possibilities. We know that what happens in the early years matters. Early experiences shape how a baby’s brain develops, laying the foundation for future learning,...
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Supreme Court decision benefits corporations at the expense of workers

May 23, 2018
Forced arbitration hurts workers by taking away their ability to join together in collective or class action suits when they are harmed by employers. Few workers have the ability to take on an employer on their own; almost no workers can afford the high legal fees.
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