Sick pay is smart economically: As academic researchers on economic development and workplace productivity, we applaud the Milwaukee’s new guarantee of paid sick days. Experience and research have shown this to be a sound economic development measur... read more
Family leave law expansion mulled: The paid-family-leave program that the governor suspended to save money could reappear, only bigger. It would be paid for with a 2-cents-an-hour payroll tax on most employees. Any such tax would have to be approved by vo... read more
From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Two more cities are taking steps toward prohibiting mandates on private businesses like a paid-sick-days measure that will soon take effect in Milwaukee. And another city will review the issue.
Obama’s transition website features a family issues page with policy proposals that will boost family economic security here in Washington and across the nation. Among many other important changes to support working families, Obama proposes to:
Taking a leave of absence before childbirth sharply lowers the rate of Caesarean section deliveries, according to new research from UC Berkeley. Women who took a break from work after their 35th week of pregnancy were four times less likely to require the... read more
As previously posted on Washington Policy Watch, “The Washington State Family Leave Coalition has joined the Multi-State Working Families Consortium and dozens of organizations from around the country in calling on Congress and the Obama administrat... read more
The Washington State Family Leave Coalition has joined the Multi-State Working Families Consortium and dozens of organizations from around the country in calling on Congress and the Obama administration to insure that economic stimulus and recovery packag... read more