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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Democracy is a participatory process

Marilyn Watkins | March 16, 2017

Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good b

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BREAKING: One working family bill moves on to the Senate… one still left to go

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 9, 2017

BIG news! Yesterday, Washington’s House of Representatives has passed this year’s equal pa

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Why it Matters

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