A newly-released study shows strong public support for a new comprehensive paid family and medical leave program. Additionally, new cost estimates show it’s easy and affordable for workers and employers. In response, state legislators and community
Washington joins growing list of states with paid sick and safe leave for all — and a better minimum wage!
Washington has joined the growing number of states to adopt paid sick and safe leave for all workers with approval of Initiative 1433. Starting in January 2018, everyone working in Washington will be assured at least 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40
Innovative states protecting domestic violence survivors using paid “safe days” – Washington can be next!
Kami Reep of Sonoma County, California was let go from work twice last year—not because she wasn’t able to perform her duties as a bookkeeper or because she did her job poorly, but because she needed to take time off when her ex-husband and abuser too
Now YOU get to make the decisions! After all the ads and negativity of this campaign season, now is your chance to vote for healthier families and stronger communities. Make Washington the 6th state to pass paid sick days: YES on Initiative 1433 Initiativ
For the past six years of my life I’ve dedicated my professional life to women’s equity issues. I was an instrumental part of a team that helped develop and eventually pass a paid sick days ordinance in Seattle in 2011. Currently, it’s been all abou
One year after Seattle’s paid sick days law took effect, local businesses owners joined the small business group Main Street Alliance to present a new report on the economic impacts of the law. Joe Fugere, owner of Tutta Bella Neapolitana Pizzeria; Ma
Republicans across the country are fighting against working families by preempting local governments from passing paid sick days laws. In Florida, where 80 percent of residents support paid sick days, Governor Rick Scott just signed a bill that will block
This week, The Seattle Times ran an op-ed by Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), an industry-funded ‘research’ organization, claiming Seattle’s Paid Sick Days law is negatively impacting local businesses and driv
When we think of paid maternity leave, we often think the benefits are constrained to the mom, child, and immediate family. But actually, the gains of paid family leave go much further. Providing paid family leave for new moms generates enormous savings f
The United States has many accomplishments to be proud of – our inability to provide job-protected leave for new moms is not one of them. Twenty years ago, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed by President Clinton – giving new moms their fir