[caption id="attachment_35448" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Joseph Sylvester Jackson (center) was the Seattle Urban League's first executive secretary.[/caption] Before Black History Month comes to a close, one Seattle institution and its leader deserve the spotlight for its work promoting raci...
[caption id="attachment_35363" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/dragana991[/caption] As millions of American workers have shifted to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapists are noticing a new class of injuries associated with long hours in t...
[caption id="attachment_35160" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/roman023[/caption] When employers knowingly fail to protect their workers, they are typically slapped with heavy fines by the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), which also admin...
[caption id="attachment_34081" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Tomas Ragina[/caption] A new worker protection law winding through the Washington state legislature could provide health care providers extra breathing room to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
[caption id="attachment_33929" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jacoblund[/caption] Minority tech workers in Washington and California have scored a significant win in the ongoing battle against systemic pay and hiring discrimination in the United States.  More than ...
[caption id="attachment_33164" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Charlotte E. Ray defied overwhelming racial prejudice and sexism in 19th-century-America to become the first practicing African-American female lawyer in the United States. Her story is...
[caption id="attachment_30671" align="aligncenter" width="260"] Washington's first Black senator, John Henry Ryan. Courtesy Washington State Digital Archives[/caption] John Henry Ryan was a successful journalist, businessman, solicitor and politician who defended Black rights and voices at a time a...
[caption id="attachment_29024" align="aligncenter" width="218"] Photo credit: The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.[/caption] Charles Moorehead Stokes was a civil rights attorney and judge who had a profound impact on Washington state employment law pertaining to minorities. Born an...
[caption id="attachment_27718" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/deyangeorgie[/caption] Washington state lawmakers have introduced identical bills in the House and Senate to tax fruit and vegetable processors that violate any worker protection laws. The proposed laws were ...
[caption id="attachment_27723" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/geoffsp[/caption] A fruit grower and processor outside Yakima, Washington is the latest agricultural company in the state to face steep fines for ignoring COVID-19 workplace safety and health rules multiple t...