Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ann O’Leary: The social and economic benefits of paid family leave

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | February 28, 2012

Ann O’Leary, Testimony before a Joint Session of the Washington State Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection and House Labor and Workforce Development Committees Thank you for inviting me to testify before you today. My name is Ann O’Leary. I am the Children and Families Program Director at The Cent

Lessons from Winning Paid Sick Days in Seattle

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Report | February 21, 2012

In September 2011, the City of Seattle adopted minimum standards for paid sick and safe leave, covering most people employed inside the city limits. Beginning in September 2012, an estimated 150,000 people will newly have the right to earn time off with pay to attend to their own health needs, care for a sick

$2 Billion in Progressive Annual Revenue for Washington

An Inclusive Economy

Fact Sheet | February 14, 2012

This brief lists, in detail, $2 billion in annual state revenue that could be raised by asking the wealthiest corporations and people to pay their fair share, ending tax preferences for big banks and and commercial farms, and updating our tax code to reflect our 21st century economy.

Makini Howell: Why paid sick days work well for my business

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Testimony | February 10, 2012

Testimony from Makini Howell, owner of Plum Bistro. For: Senate Bill 6229 on January 24, 2012, House Bill 2508 on January 25, 2012 My name is Makini Howell. I am a small business owner. I have grown up in the family business that my parents started. I run three restaurants and a commercial kitchen in Seattle.

Training Makes a Difference

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Report | Gary Burris, Allyson Frederickson | February 7, 2012

For many families, finding child care arrangements that are affordable and available at the times needed can present a great challenge. Many parents rely on child care provided through an informal network of family members, friends, and neighbors (FFN). Parents may choose a family, friend or neighbor over a m

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | February 5, 2012

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial, short-term, wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. SDI provides coverage for two program components: Disability Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to 52 weeks per claim Paid Family Leave provides partial wage replacement

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