Monthly Archives: March 2007

Meena Rishi: Family leave makes economic sense

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | March 20, 2007

Testimony from Meena Rishi, Economics professor, Seattle University For HB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance Bill In most western countries parental leave is available for those who have worked for their current employer for a certain period of time. In the UK, for instance, working mothers are given the right to

Justin: Why family leave is important for new dads

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | March 20, 2007

Testimony from Justin For SSB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance  Hi, my name is Justin. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my  family’s experiences so the committee can better understand why Family Leave  Insurance is so important. When my wife Nicole was pregnant with our son Kirby, she was workin

Sean O.: The need for paid family leave when caring for a dying father

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | March 3, 2007

Testimony from Sean For 2SSB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance My name is Sean O. I am 54 years old. I grew up in Mukilteo, WA and have lived in the area since 1962. My father worked for the Department of the Army Office of Civil Defense, which later became FEMA. My mother was a stay at home mom. They were both s

Selena Allen: The importance of family leave insurance for a new mom

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | March 3, 2007

Written testimony of Selena Allen For SSB 5659 Family Leave is a very personal issue to me. When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child I had  just moved to Seattle to escape a bad relationship. Since I had only been with my employer for a few  months, I did not qualify for any paid leave nor did I q

Washington voters support Family and Medical Leave Insurance

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | March 1, 2007

A poll of Washington state voters found 73% support the family and medical leave insurance proposal now moving through the state legislature. Only 23% opposed. The poll was conducted February 12-14, 2007 of 600 voters in Washington state by Lake Research Partners. Responses were to the question: “There is a p

Organizations Endorsing Family Leave Insurance

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | March 1, 2007

AARP Washington American Association of University Women, Washington Chapter A. Philip Randolph Institute, Seattle Amalgamated Transit Union Legislative Council American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 2 American Federation of Teachers, Washington Association of Western Pulp and P

Businesses endorsing family leave insurance

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | March 1, 2007

Bainbridge Gardens, Bainbridge Island Beads and Beyond, Bellevue Bellevue Nursery, Bellevue Bike Works, Seattle Bridges Restaurant, Aberdeen Dalton Electric, Joseph Spezialy (owner), Lynnwood De Laurenti’s Florist and Gifts, Bellevue Eagle Harbor Dental, Bainbridge Island Espresso Splendido, Seattle First Yea

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