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Category Archives: Economic Security

Documentary Review: Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” is an essential film

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Inequality For All, a film based on the work of progressive thought leader and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: This is your brain on “Collusion”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World, by Nomi Prins
Written by:David A Johnson
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Immigration, healthcare, economic security discussed at Pramila Jayapal’s latest town hall

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal's sixteenth town hall, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Seattle Central Public Library in downtown Seattle.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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U.S. Senate passes Republican-backed bill to weaken Dodd-Frank financial reforms

Excerpt: The United States Senate voted overwhelmingly today to begin dismantling the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, approving Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's S. 2155 by a vote of sixty-seven to thirty-one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Victory! Washington State House votes to toughen penalties for corporate crimes

Excerpt: Corporations that break the law in Washington State could soon be forced to pay more appropriate penalties for their wrongdoing thanks to the work of State Representative Mike Pellicciotti (D-30th District: Federal Way). By a vote of ninety-seven to one, the Washington State House of Representatives today voted to pass ESHB 2362, which would substantially increase fines for corporate crimes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Equal pay for equal work easily clears the Washington State House again

Excerpt: The Washington State House of Representatives has once again overwhelmingly approved a bill that would address pay inequity in the workplace, sending its version over to the Senate, where it is certain to get a better reception than in the past thanks to the chamber's new Democratic majority.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “Saving Capitalism” highlights an important truth about markets

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's new film about what happened to our economy, now available to stream on Netflix.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Manka Dhingra vs. Jinyoung Lee Englund: Two very different answers on pay equity

Excerpt: The fate of equal pay legislation in Washington State depends on the outcome of this year's special election for state Senate in the 45th District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State House swiftly passes paid family and medical leave bill, sending it to Inslee’s desk

Excerpt: Washington State's House of Representatives has enthusiastically given its backing to a landmark paid family and medical leave bill that will bolster the economic security and well-being of Washington families. The House took action within an hour of having received the bill from the state Senate, which is extremely fast.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate passes landmark paid family and medical leave bill

Excerpt: By a vote of thirty-seven to twelve (a three-to-one margin), the Washington State Senate has passed a landmark paid family and medical leave bill that will strengthen the economic security and well-being of families across the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kittitas County Superior Court judge turns back constitutional challenge to I‑1433

Excerpt: A Supe­ri­or Court judge in Kit­ti­tas Coun­ty has turned back a con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge to I‑1433 filed by sev­er­al trade asso­ci­a­tions, leav­ing new require­ments for paid leave and increas­es to the state’s min­i­mum wage in place. “[T]his Court is of the opin­ion that the Plain­tiffs have failed to estab­lish that I‑1433 has vio­lat­ed the Wash­ing­ton State […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1550 would enrich the wealthy at the expense of the rest of us

Excerpt: As Wash­ing­ton home­own­ers received their most recent prop­er­ty tax bills, dis­graced ini­tia­tive pro­mot­er Tim Eyman couldn’t resist try­ing to exploit their con­cerns by announc­ing his intent to qual­i­fy an ini­tia­tive to the Novem­ber 2017 bal­lot that would cut prop­er­ty tax­es by twen­ty-five per­cent. Like Eyman’s I‑1366, which was struck down as uncon­sti­tu­tion­al last year, its […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive Ideas We Need: Paid vacation leave as part of every job

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: Today and through­out this week­end, NPI is run­ning a spe­cial series here on the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate called Pro­gres­sive Ideas We Need, high­light­ing pro­pos­als that would raise qual­i­ty of life in our region and in the Unit­ed States as a whole. Each post is con­tributed by an NPI staff, board, or advi­so­ry coun­cil mem­ber. […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Familias Unidas por La Justicia ends Sakuma Farms boycott, unionization vote scheduled

Excerpt: Read­ers, here’s some very encour­ag­ing news from our broth­ers and sis­ters at Famil­ias Unidas por La Jus­ti­cia that we just received min­utes ago: Dear Sup­port­ers: As of today, Saku­ma Broth­ers Farms and Famil­ias Unidas por La Jus­ti­cia have mutu­al­ly agreed to con­duct a secret bal­lot elec­tion with­in the next 8 days. The elec­tion will deter­mine if […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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