Leading immigrant rights, women’s rights, and public health advocates have added their support for the state’s bold plan to restore overtime protections for salaried workers paid up to about $70,000/year. Public hearings are set for next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Tumwater, Seattle, and Bellingham.
Beginning Monday, July 1st, nannies, housecleaners, landscapers and other domestic workers in Seattle have new rights at work as the city’s landmark Domestic Workers Bill of Rights takes effect — and they’ll be taking action to make sure the word gets out to workers and employers.
After billion-dollar food delivery app Postmates cut pay by 30% and even eliminated a $4-per-job pay guarantee, workers are fighting back & taking action to raise pay. They’re calling it a Blitz Up, and it’s the first-ever nationwide action by food delivery workers in the gig economy.
It might very well be a first in Washington state legislative history — a bill affecting people who work at strip clubs that was actually initiated by people who work at strip clubs. Now that bill, HB 1756, has advanced to to the floor of the State House.
Big national chains like McDonald’s, Walmart, and The Olive Garden are driving workers’ lives out of balance. They’re demanding 24/7 availability — even for part-time jobs. They’re not giving people the hours they need to pay the rent. And they’re denying workers the stability and flexibility they need to care for their families, contribute to their communities, and live balanced lives.