Paid Family and Medical Leave

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for our families or ourselves. But most workers have only limited paid leave to deal with their family health needs, and many have no leave at all. A Paid Family and Medical Leave Program is a simple solution, providing income when it really counts – so a blessed event or health crisis doesn’t turn into a family economic crisis.


Research and Publications

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Quick Facts about Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | September 28, 2016

A new baby, cancer diagnosis, or dying parent – occasionally we all need to take extended

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Every Job a Path to Opportunity

Report | August 3, 2016

Washington state has gained jobs at a faster rate than most other states since the Great R

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Latest Blog Posts

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Legislators: End the 10-year wait, pass paid family and medical leave in WA

Marilyn Watkins | February 10, 2017

In the decade since Washington state’s House Appropriations Committee last heard a paid fa

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Promises and progress on paid family and medical leave in legislature’s hands

John Burbank | January 25, 2017

Nobody likes broken promises. And for the last year, there’s been a lot of promises about

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Why it Matters

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