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

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

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

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

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: An economic lifeline for WA workers and families

As Americans, we strongly value both work and family — but as citizens we’ve structured our economy and laws to too often force people to work at the expense of their families. We have given millions of parents the cold

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

February 5, 2013

My name is Evelin Bargas. I live and work in Bellevue. I took a vacation day from work to come here with my husband and son and testify in support of family and medical leave insurance. My dad has been

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Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

February 4, 2013

Chair Sells and members of the Committee: Thank you for your time today as I testify in support of House Bill 1457. My name is Frank Irigon. I am here today as a senior citizen representing the Puget Sound Advocates

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Seattle makes move to address growing “care gap”

Seattle is one step closer to becoming the first city in the nation to officially embrace the Caring Across Generations campaign. At a recent meeting of the City Council’s Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee, members voted unanimously in

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Budget cuts since the Great Recession

Excerpted from Washington State Budget 101: The recession has taken a big toll on jobs and family incomes – and on public revenue. The state has mostly cut services, not raised revenue, resulting in $10.5 billion in cuts. (Note: Federal

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, Health Care, Higher Education

Eliminate the Social Security caregiving penalty to boost women’s economic security

By Tatsuko Go Hollo, EOI Intern Women have long been identified as society’s caregivers, and there’s plenty of research to back that up. Not only do women spend twice as much time as men caring for members of the household,

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Retirement Security, Social Security

Balancing work and family responsibilities requires new workplace policies

A new report from the AARP puts a price tag on an invaluable service typically provided by adult children – the cost of family caregiving. The report Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update – The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family

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Paid sick days: Caring for aging relatives – and aging workers

From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 A comprehensive study based on 2008 data found that 17% of the American workforce

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