[caption id="attachment_40077" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Maksym Belchenko[/caption] A Seattle judge has given the go ahead for a gig worker hazard pay lawsuit to proceed against the City of Seattle. Filed by app-based food delivery service Instacart and the Was...
Rising to the top of the legal profession is daunting for any lawyer, but particularly so for women in the hyper-competitive world of law whose upper echelons have long been guarded by powerful men.  Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who joined the Washington State Supreme Court in 1992 and became C...
[caption id="attachment_37944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/djedzura[/caption] On April 25, 1973, Seattle attorney Barbara T. Yanick was sworn in as the first female judge on the Seattle Municipal Court. Her 17-year tenure on the court would inadvertently pave the ...
[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_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_27502" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/lisafx[/caption] Workers’ rights group Working Washington has proposed a plan to help minority workers in the coming year, in the wake of the economic devastation these workers experienced in 2020. “Black...