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The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

November 11, 2017

For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature adopted one of the nation’s most comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies. The vote was strongly bipartisan

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Labor Day is a time for coming together

For those of us lucky enough to get weekends off, it’s tempting to use Labor Day as a time to enjoy the last of summer and escape the relentlessly bad news: natural disasters made worse by human arrogance and unregulated

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What’s in the new family and medical leave law

Washington’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program How it will work: Washington’s paid family and medical leave program will work like insurance. Workers and their employers will both pay a small premium with each paycheck, and then workers will

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Victory for paid family leave in Washington State!

Washingtonians sent tens of thousands of emails and made hundreds of visits to legislators over the past few months with the simple message: a new baby, ailing parent, or cancer diagnosis should not mean financial calamity. On June 30, the

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

In the decade since Washington state’s House Appropriations Committee last heard a paid family leave bill, we’ve learned a lot about how the first year of life sets the foundation for lifelong health and well-being, how our aging population and the gender

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Washington lawmakers introduce groundbreaking family and medical leave legislation

After a decade of stalling, Washington lawmakers are ready to make their state the leader in paid family leave policy. State Democrats last week introduced a paid family leave bill that would be by far the most generous and progressive

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Paid family and medical leave in WA: With your help, we can and we will!

I’d like to tell you a story about Evelin – a proud daughter, social worker, and mother of two. A couple of years ago, her family faced a tough decision: Evelin’s father Jose was on the verge of kidney failure

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

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

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

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Quick Facts about Paid Family and Medical Leave

Quick Facts about Paid Family and Medical Leave

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

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave

May 6, 2016

Establishing universal paid family and medical leave in the United States is critical to restoring economic security for working families and overcoming the entrenched inequities of race, gender, and class that undermine our economy and squash opportunity for far too

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