Monthly Archives: April 2013

Family and Medical Leave Insurance

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Issue Brief | April 26, 2013

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – there are a handful of times in life when we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face an impossible choice: return to work, sacrificing family health and well-bein

Marilyn Watkins: Family and medical leave is more important now than ever

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | April 22, 2013

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Appropriations Committee on HB 2044, April 22, 2013 Good morning, I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute, also speaking also for the Washington Work and Family Coalition, which worked with members of this body to pass family and

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Business Voices

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | April 9, 2013

“I try to treat the people who work for me the way I want to be treated. It makes sense to support your people, and they’ll support you – which will gain you market share, which will make you more money than skimping on paid leave benefits.” – Makini Howell, Plum Bistro, Seattle and Tacoma, WA “Family and med

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Community Voices

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | April 9, 2013

“I had to work double shifts during my pregnancy, and gave birth to my son prematurely. I was only able to take a long weekend off to recover because I did not have any paid leave.” – Maria, Hotel worker in Tacoma, WA “My father was diagnosed with kidney failure, and the recovery time for the surgery is six w

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