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Summer 2018 Fair Work News

  Hello and welcome to the Summer 2018 edition of the Fair Work News! My name is Rachel, and I am the new Executive Director of Fair Work Center and Working Washington. Yes, you read that right, I am the new ED of both organizations! Fair Work Center and Working Washington are coming together to […]


July 12, 2018 [Cross-posted at workingwa.org/media] The following remarks were made by Rachel Lauter, Executive Director of Working Washington and Fair Work Center, in regard to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s announcement that to avoid a lawsuit, seven fast food corporations will remove “no-poach” provisions from their franchise agreements: “Workers who fight to raise their pay or […]


June 27, 2018 [Cross-posted at workingwa.org/blog]  “Today’s ruling abandons over 40 years of precedent. It shows five judges can’t handle the truth that strong labor unions have played a central role in building a more equitable economy and putting meaningful checks & balances on corporate power. The Janus case came before the court as the result of a […]

Fair Work Center and Working Washington Announce Strategic Alignment and New Executive Director

Fair Work Center and Working Washington are coming together to build a powerful, sustainable and scalable worker organization to advance worker and economic justice in Washington and beyond. “Together, these organizations will help shape and lead the 21st Century workers’ movement in our region,” said David Rolf, founder and President of the Board of both […]

Welcome Rachel Lauter, our new Executive Director

Fair Work Center and Working Washington are thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Rachel Lauter. Rachel most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Appointments for Mayor de Blasio in New York City. In that role, she served as the Mayor’s senior personnel advisor, making hundreds of appointments and hiring […]

We’ve been hacked!!

Our website was recently hacked (sometime around April 7, 2018) and was down for about a week. We have lost the archives of our newsletter that lived on this page, but are working to replace that content over the coming weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience and the outdated look of our News page.

2017 Annual Report

We are excited to share Fair Work Center’s 2017 Annual Report. 2017 was a year of growth for Fair Work Center. We expanded our outreach team and added new partners to the Fair Work Collaborative to reach more low-wage workers with information about their rights at work. We bolstered the Fair Work Legal Clinic by adding […]

Case Briefs

Below are a few cases that have come in to the Fair Work Legal Clinic in the past couple of months. Names and other identifying information have been changed to protect the privacy of these workers. Ivan and his family were new to the United States, having moved here from Argentina to pursue new opportunities in […]

Summer Staff Additions

We’ve been fortunate to grow our staff over the past few months to help meet the increased outreach, education and legal services we are providing. Please join us in welcoming Katie, Andra and Alex. Learn more about each below. Katie Cameron Staff Attorney Katie Cameron is a graduate of Stanford University and Berkeley Law. Prior to […]

Fair Work Legal Clinic First Birthday and Fundraiser

What a night! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 1st Birthday of the Fair Work Legal Clinic on September 27. The Fair Work Legal Clinic has been a tremendous addition to Fair Work Center. Since opening the legal clinic one year ago, we have provided intake and legal information, advice or representation […]