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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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It's Labor Day!
[Image description: graphic with a woman with brown skin with arm flexed as Rosie the Riveter. Text: “It’s Labor Day! Excited about the powerful wins for WA working moms and women? Minimum wage. Equal Pay. Sick and Safe Leave. Paid Family & Medical Leave]

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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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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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

May 11, 2018
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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#RisersRadio this Week: #EqualityNow!

April 16, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover Black Maternal Health Awareness Week; Equal Pay Day; Trump’s #TaxScam and how corporations are benefiting from the Trump tax plan; and the impact of social media, including Facebook, on democracy. *Special guests include: Elizabeth Dawes, Black Mamas Matter...
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#5Actions of the Week: April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
It's another big week! Equal Pay Day was April 10, Tax Day is coming up on the 17th, and the Farm Bill has been introduced! Please take a moment to take action on all of these issues - and more - via the top #5Actions list below! Then ... relax and enjoy your weekend, knowing you've done good work...
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