During the regular session, the Senate passed two bills that would repeal family and medical leave insurance and roll back paid sick leave protections. Conservative members of the House and Senate have promised to bring both these bills back to the Special Session on the budget starting this Monday, May 13th.
- Rolling back paid leave protections will undermine the health and economic security of working families and will not result in any savings in the 2013-15 budget.
- Do not repeal family leave insurance or establish a taskforce that results in repeal.
- Do not take away the ability of Washington cities to pass Paid Sick and Safe Leave laws that protect the health and safety of people who live, work, and shop within their borders.
Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000
Working people need time to recover from illness, seek preventative care, nurture newborns, and care for aging family members. This isn’t just good for families – it will save the state money by promoting health, improving children’s school outcomes, boosting business productivity, and building our state’s economy.
We need more access to paid leave – not a takeaway of right we have already won!
Please contact your legislators today!