State will expand unemployment benefits to federal employees

Govs. Inslee, Cuomo and Whitmer demand answers, action for unpaid federal workers

Today, Governors Jay Inslee, Gretchen Whitmer (MI) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) released the following statement, calling for answers and action from the Trump administration on states’ ability to make unemployment benefits available to unpaid federal workers who have remained on the job during the part

Inslee's State of the State: Washington's Unwritten Chapter

Washington state’s unemployment safety net will help furloughed federal employees

As the federal government shutdown enters its 21st day and many federal employees brace for their first missed paycheck, Washington state is standing by to assist furloughed employees with unemployment benefits while they wait to return to their jobs.

Inslee on Trump shutdown: This record-long shutdown has to end

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement, one day before the federal government shutdown becomes the longest in U.S. history:

State opposes move to downplay dangers of Hanford tank waste

Federal plan would not protect Columbia River from nuclear dregs

Inslee statement on new Washington State Labor Council leadership

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a statement on the election of Larry Brown as president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and April Sims as secretary treasurer.

Washington ranked the best state to work

2017 legislative session produces major achievements for Washington

Washington awarded nearly $5 million in federal funds to help people affected by the opioid crisis find employment

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $5 million in new federal grant funds to help Washingtonians affected by opioid use disorder find employment.

Statement regarding U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn landmark labor rights case

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, which overturns the 1977 Abood decision: 

New Retirement Marketplace tool makes it easier for all Washington workers to save

WorkSource helps thousands experience the power of a job

Washington examines innovative ways to combat homelessness

Joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court Janus case from Gov. Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following joint statement:

Inslee, industry, labor, and local leaders launch statewide Choose Washington Council for the New Market Airplane

Gov. Jay Inslee today launched a statewide council to grow and preserve aerospace jobs and strengthen the aerospace supply chain by securing the design, production, and final assembly of Boeing’s middle-of-the-market New Market Airplane in Washington state.

Washington to become 5th state in the nation to adopt paid family leave

With strong bipartisan support, the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that establishes the most forward-thinking paid family and medical leave law in the nation. 

When will the United States catch up on paid family leave? Inslee hopes state research will keep federal efforts from stalling

OLYMPIA – Paid family leave has long bubbled along the surface of conversations as one of the crucial steps in supporting working families.

Inslee signs executive order related to reducing recidivism and increasing public safety

Gov. Jay Inslee today, in recognition of National Reentry Week, signed an executive order to better support the successful transition of people leaving prison and returning to their communities.

Inslee helps secure federal assistance for Alcoa curtailment in Wenatchee and Ferndale

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