Advocating for the dignity and respect of all workers.
Regions where all families have access to good jobs and health care are stronger regions. They sustain vibrant and diverse communities. They foster true democracy and justice. They attract investment and business. The rising economic tide has been strong in the Puget Sound Region over the last decade, but not all boats have been lifted. We believe that lifting all boats is critical to both economic justice and economic growth.
Puget Sound Sage is helping build a stronger economy by supporting workplace policies and strategies that create better jobs and health care for all workers. These include:
- Living wages
- Affordable, quality health care for all families
- Access to good jobs for low-income communities and people of color historically left out of economic prosperity
- Ending discrimination and exploitation of immigrant workers
- Supporting the fundamental right of workers to organize
Labor Standards Enforcement
Following adoption of Seattle's minimum wage ordinance, the $15 for Seattle coalition pivoted to win resources for new Office of Labor Standards, as well as outreach and education.