After TWO DECADES of work, the Economic Opportunity Institute secured PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE for all workers in Washington State. Starting in 2020, the government will provide economic security for people who need to take time off to take care of themselves or loved ones. Next challenge: Equal Pay for Women!
EOI received a large grant to research ways to improve health care coverage in Washington.
But we are not doing it alone. We are taking a community-based approach, inviting input from local stakeholders and marginalized communities who have the most to gain or lose from changes in healthcare policy.
Since the founding of the United States, the “rules” of our economy and society have threatened the health, safety, and economic security of women of color.
From channeling them into low-wage work and making them targets of predatory lending to depriving them of access to comprehensive and quality health care, this country’s rules—the policies, institutions, and common practices that undergird our economy and society—fuel glaring disparities and inequities.
Boeing's silence on Trump when other corporations condemn him is a tacit endorsement of Trump's racism.
NYC thinks it starts all the trends, like Shake Shack. But for taxing the rich, that's all Seattle, baby.
I remember when I graduated from college and Social Security was first passed - so many older Americans had nothing to retire on. 82 years later, that's completely changed.
When I retire in 35 years, I hope Social Security is there for me.
“That nerd identity is really damaging to women,” Mr. Ensmenger said, “but it’s also damaging to minorities and to a lot of men who don’t want to subsume their identity in that.”
That’s why the consequences of the Google memo could reach far beyond the particular case, influencing which young people choose to go into technology, and which products they make that affect every aspect of our lives.
Even as insurance coverage has expanded, deductibles and copays on many policies have risen, leaving patients to shoulder more of the financial burden for their health care.
"If we truly want to honor our history and preserve what makes Seattle a welcoming place for current and future generations, everyone has to do their part.
If we want the next generation to enjoy the same public services our families depended on — great schools, libraries, after-school programs, and more — we need to pursue progressive change that works for everyone, not just the wealthy who have benefited the most from Washington state’s strong economy."
Love the smog soup? If Trump gets his way, this may be a fixture in Seattle.
Pyramid schemes designed to prey on rural economies that are faltering:
According to LuLaRoe’s retailer map, it only has 10 consultants in all of Manhattan, which has a population of 1.64 million. By comparison, Casper (Wyoming) has nine sellers servicing 60,000 citizens.
In 2016, the US Census Bureau stated that the median rural household income is 4% lower than it is for urban families, and income inequality is also higher. Job growth in metropolitan areas has far outpaced that in rural areas since 2008, and the job market in these regions has shrunk 4.26% in the same time.
Inequality makes it harder for economies to benefit from innovation. However, if people have access to credit or the money to move up, it can offset this effect.
Whether you have health insurance or not, you're still paying an insane amount for healthcare.
Some rich people in Seattle have compared paying fair taxes to persecution, rape, and attacks on the disabled. Don't be fooled.
Thank you, Satterberg Foundation, for a grant which will help us advocate for affordable, quality childcare with well-compensated teachers, reform our state’s regressive tax system, fight for women’s pay equity, and other causes!