“If customers knew Instacart was using their tips to lower the amount the company has to spend on labor, they would be furious. That's the customers' hard-earned money — they're trying to use it to tip workers in addition to Instacart's pay. They're not tipping so Instacart can pay workers less, they're tipping so workers can make more money. But Instacart is using those tips to pay wages, and it's not OK.”Read More
Join us Wednesday 1/23 for a conversation about nonprofits and restoring overtime rights — featuring Vu Le of NonprofitAF and Rainier Valley Corps fame, Misha Werschkul of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, and Rachel Lauter of Working Washington and Fair Work Center.Read More
If you work in a warehouse, telecommuting isn’t an option, and if you work in a food service job that doesn’t offer stable or predictable work hours in the first place, you can’t just just decide to adjust your schedule to improve your commute. But there are things that employers can do to ease the burden on workers, and on our whole region.Read More
When I worked as a fishmonger at Whole Foods Market they wanted to promote me to associate team leader, a salaried position, but I refused. In the seven years I worked there, I got maximum raises at every evaluation but declined invitations to move up because I knew what those positions were like. The corporation basically owned you. You’re one phone call away from having to drop everything and go to work.Read More
The Washington State Legislature kicks off this year's legislative session on January 14th. The corporate lobbyists will be there at the Capitol building telling elected officials what they want — so let's make sure they hear from workers about we want, too.Read More
“Together, we urge fellow nonprofit donors, employees, leaders, and board members to join us in supporting a path to restore overtime rights that will serve our larger missions and benefit the long-term health of our staff, our organizations, and the communities we serve.”Read More
Workers with Working Washington broke new ground for workers rights this year by coming together, speaking out, and making themselves heard. Check out some of the key stories where we hit the news, raised our voices, and changed the conversation about wealth, work, and inequality — and then help us keep it up by making a contribution today.Read More
Join us for this special event to learn from top academic researchers about the magnitude of scheduling issues in Washington State, then hear food & retail workers speak out about their own scheduling nightmares and call for the state legislature to pass a statewide secure scheduling law.Read More
As we've been campaigning to restore overtime protections for salaried workers in our state, we've encountered a somewhat surprising voice speaking out in opposition to workers' rights: a handful of nonprofit executive directors and nonprofit industry groups have been siding with the business lobbyists and trying to convince the state that people working extra hours without extra pay is just the way things are.Read More
The results are in and we know who's representing us in the WA Legislature next year. And now, it's time to start thinking about what we want our elected officials to get done in 2019.
You're a member, so we want to know what you think should be on our statewide workers' rights agenda next year!
Click below to tell us which issue is the biggest priority for you…
RIGHTS INTO REALITIES (tools to hold employers accountable + community-based enforcement)
REDUCING INCOME INEQUALITY (benefits for gig workers + reining in CEO pay + Working Families Tax Credit)
We're fighting for some pretty cutting-edge changes to the way we think about workers' rights, so it's vital that we get input from workers all across the state. Click here to let us know what you think!