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Strong Show of Support for Paid Family and Medical Leave in House Labor Committee Hearing

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Economic Opportunity Institute | January 19, 2017

Workers, business owners, health care experts, and community groups testify in support of bill to create Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Today the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard public testimony on the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s proposal for paid family and medical leave

Washington Work and Family Coalition announces proposal for statewide paid family and medical leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 10, 2017

SEATTLE – Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of

Inslee’s budget is pragmatic — but our students need state leaders to go bold

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Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016

Whether delighted or appalled at the outcome of November’s national elections, pretty much everyone agrees good schools are important. Every kid deserves a shot at opportunity, regardless of the color of their skin, the income of their parents, or the zip code of their residence. Beyond that basic human right

The Popular, Affordable Path for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

Issue Brief | Marilyn Watkins | November 23, 2016

A just-released study funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to the State of Washington shows strong public support for a paid family and medical leave program – and new cost estimates that put such a program easily within reach of most workers and employers: Three in four Washington voters support a stat

Quick Facts about Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | September 28, 2016

A new baby, cancer diagnosis, or dying parent – occasionally we all need to take extended time away from work to care for family or health. California, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island have programs to provide all workers with paid leave when a new child arrives in the family or a serious health conditi

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 8, 2016

August 26 commemorated Women’s Equality Day, the date in 1920 when women won the Constitutional right to vote in the United States. This year the date had a little more emotional kick with a woman running for the first time as a serious contender for the Presidency. But it’s taken nearly a full century to gai

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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| Marilyn Watkins | September 8, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

Study: ‘B-minus’ for WA workplace laws concerning expectant and new parents

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Economic Opportunity Institute | August 31, 2016

SEATTLE — The Evergreen State has room for improvement when it comes to protecting working families, according to a new report. The National Partnership for Women and Families gave Washington a “B-minus” grade in a recent study assessing states’ workplace policies to protect expectant and new parents – includ

Study Grades WA Workplace Accommodations for Expectant Parents

Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days Work & Family

| August 31, 2016 | Public News Service

Every Job a Path to Opportunity

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Report | Marilyn Watkins | August 3, 2016

Washington state has gained jobs at a faster rate than most other states since the Great Recession, but the majority of working families are not benefitting from the economic boom. While high tech companies are attracting thousands of newcomers with promises of high compensation, pay for the typical worker is

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