For the first time in 10 years, a paid family and medical leave plan is ready for a vote in the full state House. After clearing the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, House Bill 1116, sponsored by Rep. June Robinson, is ready for a vote on the f... read more
Originally published in the South Seattle Emerald. For Edie, it was a serious infection that landed both her and her five-week-old baby back in the hospital. For Rhonda, it was a surgery that should have kept her off her feet for six weeks. For Gabriela, ... read more
Rep. June Robinson’s proposal is awaiting a vote in committee before it can move on to the full House floor. Robinson’s bill has received strong support from workers, business owners, health care experts, veteran and senior advocates, and wome... read more
Originally published in The Everett Herald. For a decade Washington state has had a paid family leave law — but in name only. It technically allows workers to take up to five weeks off for the birth or adoption of a child and was supposed to provide a w... read more
Today the Senate Commerce, Labor, and Sports Committee heard public testimony on two different paid leave bills. Senate Bill 5032 is supported by the Washington Work and Family Coalition and received strong support from people testifying in this afternoon... read more
Today the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard public testimony on the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. House Bill 1116, sponsored by Rep. June Robinson (D – Everet... read more
The Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emerg... read more
It’s a new year, and that means we’re gearing up for a new fight for Washington workers and families. In our last newsletter, we promised to make paid family and medical leave our top legislative priority for the upcoming session. And we’... read more
We’re heading to Olympia to pass paid family and medical leave for all workers. Learn more about our plan.
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