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About EOI

The Economic Opportunity Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy center advancing new ideas to build an economy that works - for everyone. As a 501(c)3 organization registered in the state of Washington, we are fully funded through the charitable contributions of individuals, foundations, and other organizations. We pursue change through research, media outreach, public dialogue and policy initiatives that help make Washington State a better place to live, work and do business.

More free workshops on Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance [UPDATED]

You gotta hand it to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights – they just keep on doing public education and outreach on Seattle’s new Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance. If you’re wondering how paid sick and safe days will … Continue reading

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Free workshop today on Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance! [UPDATED]

Wondering how Seattle’s new Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance will impact you or your business? Learn more about it at one of these free workshops open to the public: Wednesday, September 5, 3pm – University District: Masonic Lodge, 4338 … Continue reading

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Seattle mayor: Paid sick days “will level the playing field”

From Seattle.gov: Today Mayor McGinn signed Seattle’s new paid sick leave ordinance into law at Capitol Hill’s Plum Bistro. Plum Bistro’s owner Makini Howell [pictured below] was one of the first Seattle business owners to get involved in advocating for … Continue reading

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Paid sick days ordinance introduced – now make your voice heard!

Thanks to months of collaboration between local businesses and community organizations, and thousands of emails, postcards and phone calls from paid sick days supporters, the Seattle City Council will officially consider a paid sick days ordinance this summer! This is … Continue reading

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WAFLC Newsletter

Highlights from the most recent Washington Family Leave Coalition Newsletter Coalition trip to DC: Advancing workplace policies for Washington families A group of Washington citizens are just back from a jampacked 2-day trip to “the other Washington” led by the … Continue reading

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