Podbay.fm speak to Teresa Mosqueda about the fight to raise the minimum wage
Sustainability Segment: Teresa Mosqueda

'We need to be looking at the basic necessities that every family needs, childcare, affordable healthcare, making sure that they have affordable housing. These are all components of what families need to be whole, to be self-sustaining'. … Read More

The Stand writes on UW honoree Teresa Mosqueda
Mosqueda among UW honorees for work on gender equity

Those of you who know Teresa know that she brings a passion for social and economic justice to everything that she does. She is an articulate and fierce advocate for health care for all and, as a member of Washington State’s Health Care Exchange Board, she continuously forces a somewhat reticent and timid Exchange management to live up to the commitment of the Affordable Care Act to make sure that low income families get the best health care coverage available … Read More

Komo News details Mosquedas' opposition to lower minimum wage for teens
State lawmakers want lower minimum wage for teen workers

"This is not about training or giving youth an opportunity. It's simply a race to the bottom in trying to pay workers less," said Teresa Mosqueda of the state Labor Council. … Read More

Puget Sound Business Journal- Mosqueda stands up to CEO salary raise
Washington exchange CEO’s 13 percent raise exceeded what was planned

Onizuka has received some criticism for accepting the raise. Exchange board member Teresa Mosqueda, who voted against the raise, said she couldn’t “in good conscience” vote for a raise when the goal of health reform is to cut cost to the system. And at a Nov. 21 Senate hearing, Republican state Sen. Bruce Dammeier of Puyallup told Onizuka he was shocked that the exchange CEO would accept such a large increase. … Read More

The Seattle Times acknowledges Mosqueda's vote against raising of CEO's salary
Exchange board votes to raise CEO’s salary

Teresa Mosqeda, legislative and policy director for the Washington State Labor Council, voted against the motion. Mosqueda commended Onizuka’s performance as CEO. But she said it seemed inappropriate to raise salaries “when part of the goal of the Affordable Care Act was to decrease costs to the system.” … Read More

Economic Opportunity Institutes lauds Mosqueda for her protection of Social Security
Social Security Works for Teresa Mosqueda

Teresa Mosqueda understands the benefits that Social Security provides to old and young people alike . In this video, she explains how Social Security benefits protect children, families and seniors, and how this vital program that has helped so many people stay out of poverty. … Read More

The Seattle Times
Seattle has its first pregnant city councilmember

Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle city council member, is pregnant with her first child, a girl due in October. “We were really excited when we found out we were pregnant,” said Mosqueda, 38. She is married to Manuel Valdes, a journalist for the Associated Press. … Read More
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