State must step up if Bush rolls back family medical leave

Commentary | January 11, 2006 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Legislation is being sponsored to create a state family and medical leave act. It would replicate the provisions in the federal law, so that if the Bush administration succeeds in rolling back family and medical leave, we will still be protected in our state. This proposal isn't rocket science - it is more like good business as usual. All the major corporations in our state - among them Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Safeco and Costco - are already providing family and medical leave under the provisions of the federal law.

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