Simpler routes to unemployment benefits urgently needed for Washington’s unemployed workers, new study shows

March 11, 2024 Seattle—A crisis of confidence because of often-inaccessible benefits plagues Washington’s unemployment insurance system and requires urgent action, a new study by the Unemployment Law Project (ULP) concludes. Workers who are forced to leave a job rely on Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) for temporary assistance while they… Continue reading

Newsletter 2022: A Year in Review

In this issue:  Race Equity | Brew Review 2022 | Policy Updates | ULP Events | Thanks from the Director Advancing Race Equity in Spokane By Juliana Repp, Managing Attorney, Spokane The Spokane ULP Office was fortunate to be awarded a race equity grant from the Legal Foundation of Washington… Continue reading

Newsletter 2021: A Year in Review

In this issue: Policy Wins | Empowering Communities | Impact of Representation | Language Accessibility | Staff Spotlight | Summer Interns | Thanks from the Director ULP Logs Long-Sought Policy Wins During the Pandemic By Anne Paxton, Staff Attorney & Policy Director When ULP’s policy program, ambitiously named the Employment… Continue reading