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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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Paid family leave at Starbucks: The headlines vs. the reality

Starbucks got headlines for announcing a new employee family leave policy. But as this story shows, a splashy press release can mask real inequities in company policy. That’s why Washington state needs a paid family and medical leave program that people

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WA paid family and medical leave bill moves one step closer to House vote

Proposal awaits vote after public hearing in House Appropriations Committee Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1116, which would create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave proposal for all working families. Sponsored by Rep.

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

Nobody likes broken promises. And for the last year, there’s been a lot of promises about lifting up working families and building a better economy. Now, it’s too early to call promises broken. But it’s not too early to say

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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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Washington Work and Family Coalition announces proposal for statewide paid family and medical leave

SEATTLE – Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth

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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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Latina Equal Pay Day: Not a day to celebrate

For the past six years of my life I’ve dedicated my professional life to women’s equity issues. I was an instrumental part of a team that helped develop and eventually pass a paid sick days ordinance in Seattle in 2011.

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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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Thank you for buckling up with us for Road Trip: Equity Ahead!

With headlights on, seatbelts fastened, and car games ready to go, last Thursday we drove off into the horizon at our annual fundraising event, Road Trip: Equity Ahead! A crowd of over 300 attended in support of the Economic Opportunity

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