Update: Family leave hearing postponed

The first hearing on Washington’s family and medical leave bill has been postponed for the time being — but we still need your help! Please send us your story about why family leave matters to you. Your words will be a invaluable resource for

New prospects for family leave in 2009

We started the year with high hopes for funding and launching Washington State’s family and medical leave insurance this year. But legislators in Olympia are now fully occupied grappling with a massive budget shortfall. Fortunately, prospects are lookin

Washington’s Working Women: Not equal yet

Women’s earnings are essential to economic security for the majority of families in Washington State. Women comprise about half of the state’s workforce. As job losses mount in the second year of the national recession, women’s support of family inc