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New Rights in Washington Help Working Families Thrive

Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days Work & Family

Marilyn Watkins | December 15, 2017

Washington State has begun implementing new standards to help workers stay healthy and protect their loved ones. These new laws are the result of the activism and collaboration of many individuals, community groups, labor unions, advocacy organizations, business owners, and policymakers. Healthy Pregnancies,

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Column Equal Pay Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| Marilyn Watkins | November 22, 2017 | Seattle Weekly

The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

Report | Marilyn Watkins | November 11, 2017

For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature adopted one of the nation’s most comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies. The vote was strongly bipartisan – 37 to 12 in the Senate and 65 to 29 in the House. Breaking rules

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Column Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| Marilyn Watkins | September 2, 2017 | South Seattle Emerald

Burbank: Paid leave will be a boon when workers sick, injured

Column Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| John Burbank | July 26, 2017 | Everett Herald

Burbank: Paid family leave law a victory of bipartisanship

Column Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| John Burbank | July 12, 2017 | Everett Herald

Changing lives: Workers welcome new paid family leave law

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| July 8, 2017 | The Daily News

New Law: At least 12 weeks of paid family leave available to all Washington workers in 2020

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| July 6, 2017 | Q13 Fox

What the New State Paid Family Leave Plan Means for Seattle

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| July 6, 2017 | The Stranger

Washington Workers Will Get Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits Beginning In 2020



Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| July 6, 2017 | KUOW

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