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
Job growth has been strong in San Francisco compared with other Bay Area counties following implementation of a new paid sick days standard in San Francisco on February 5, 2007, according to data from the California Employment Development Department. Desp... read more
From the Washington Post: The D.C. Council voted unanimously yesterday to make Washington the second city in the country to require employers to grant their workers paid sick leave, but not before council members added several amendments that business lea... read more
From NPR: Starting next month, San Francisco will become the first city in the country requiring employers to give their workers paid sick leave. But some are questioning whether businesses there can afford the mandate, which comes on the heels of other n... read more