“Washington ranked the best state to work”
Credit: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee
– “Report: Washington best state to work in”
“The Evergreen State is at the top of the charts when it comes to being best for workers, according to a new report by Oxfam, a global organization combatting (sic) poverty.
“While the “other Washington” technically ranked number one, ours was the first state on the list, largely due to minimum wage and labor policies, as well as paid leave laws that have passed in recent years,” by Samantha Wohlfeil, Inlander.
– From Gov. Jay Inslee
“I’m so proud to tell you that Oxfam America ranked Washington the best state in the country for workers.
“On wage policies, worker protections, and workers’ rights, Washington excels above all other states. We protect equal pay, support pregnant workers, and prohibit discriminatory pay secrecy. And our landmark paid medical and family leave program provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave — the most progressive policy in the nation.
“A huge reason why Washington state is a great place for workers is thanks to our labor unions. Our unions, and the workers who make them strong, fight every day for higher wages, better benefits, and strong workplace protections. Here in Washington state, we’re making sure they’re winning that fight.
“Not only are we the #1 state economy in the country, according to Business Insider — we’re the #1 state for workers. Good labor laws and a good economy are not at odds with each other, in fact, they’re entirely connected. Washington businesses thrive when they invest in their employees. The other Washington should take a look at the example we’re setting!
I’m so proud that Washington was just named the Best State to Work — and I look forward to continuing to support our workers as one of the most progressive states in the country.