Another successful toiletries drive.

The Eastern Region Washington State Department of Transportation held their own ICSEW Toiletries Drive in Spokane. They coordinated with the Spokane YWCA for the third year in a row to provide toiletries for local women and children in the area. There were a lot of great donations and the event was a success yet again. Nicole Jurek, ICSEW Rep located in Spokane, hopes to continue this effort and include more Agencies on the eastern side of the State in the coming years.

2018 ICSEW Toiletries Drive in Spokane

Bill HB 2661 – PASSED

Protecting survivors of domestic assault from employment discrimination.

Provides victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking protections to maintain employment, to have reasonable safety accommodations in the workplace, and providing a civil action for an applicant for employment who feels injured due to a violation of the protections in the law.  This bill adds an applicant for employment as a new protected class, requiring an employer to provide an accommodation.

Effective June 7, 2018.

Link to the bill:

http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2661&Year=2017&BillNumber=2661&Year=2017