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

Governor, NFIB: Make Way For Small Business Saturday

Gov. Jay Inslee and NFIB, the state’s largest and leading small-business association, are teaming up to make every Washingtonian aware of this coming Saturday’s march on Main Street.

Washington state receives federal grant to help launch design of paid family leave program

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez today announced that Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. Gov.

Inslee announces formation of Subcabinet on Military Downsizing

Agencies to focus on coordinated state response to potential military reductions.

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible reductions in military force in the state.

Gov. Jay Inslee highlights proposals to improve tax fairness for working families in Washington

Gov. Inslee meets with Paula Zambrano, a worker at a fruit company in Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash. – A group of workers met with Gov. Jay Inslee here today to tell him about the challenges of living on minimum wage and their feeling that Washington’s economic recovery is leaving them behind.

Fact Sheet: Giving Working Families a Break

Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on today’s House passage of bills to increase the state minimum wage, enact paid sick and safe leave

“Today the House passed two modest, measured and much-needed bills to give an economic lift to thousands of Washington’s lowest-wage workers.

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