Monthly Archives: January 2007

Comparison of maternity benefits in state temporary disability programs

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | January 24, 2007

Compares California, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Hawaii’s state temporary disability programs. It pays particular attention to maternity benefits.                      

Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D: Paid family leave and the economy

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | January 18, 2007

Testimony from Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D, Policy Director, EOI For HB 5659, to the House Commerce and Labor Committee Washington’s Good Economic News Jobs grew rapidly in 2005 and 2006 Jobs grew in most sectors Jobs grew in most regions of the state Washington’s job growth rate (3.2% Nov. ‘05-Nov. ‘06) is well ab

Sharon Ness: The importance of family leave when caring for an aging parent

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | January 18, 2007

Testimony from Sharon Ness, RN, Union Representative/Lobbyist- UFCW, Local 141 For HB 5659, House Commerce and Labor Committee Work Session   Good Morning Representative Conway and Committee members. Thank you for this  time. My name is Sharon Ness. I am a Registered Nurse for 38 years. I currently work in  a

Ellen Bravo: Paid Leave Options and Other Policies for a Family-Friendly Agenda

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | January 18, 2007

Testimony from Ellen Bravo, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee For HB 5659 The problem: There’s a lot of talk about family values and personal responsibility. Yet, being a good family member can cost you: your job or career opportunity or health or wellbeing or security or peace of mind Paid family

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