A Letter to the Editor of the Seattle Times, by Sen. Karen Keiser I was disappointed to read The Seattle Times editorial advocating for the repeal of our state’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance law [“State should repeal family-leave law,” Opinion
A handful of WA state senators - none of whom represent Seattle constituents - are attempting to undermine Seattle’s democratic process and silence the will of the people.
By Don Orange, from The Columbian I’m a small-business owner. I want my business to succeed — and I want my community to grow and prosper. That’s why I strongly support the Family and Medical Leave Insurance proposal being considered by
The argument against Washington's paid family leave program just had a big hole punched in it: a new fiscal analysis finds the bill has absolutely no impact on the state budget.
Eight weeks before Danelle Buchman’s baby was due, an artery ruptured in her uterus, which nearly killed her and her child. Delivered by emergency C-section in 2010, her newborn daughter, Avery, spent one month in intensive care. Buchman survived only a
From the Quad City Times: As speculation swirls about who might seek his job, Sen. Tom Harkin is trudging ahead on a promise he made when he announced his retirement — pushing ahead with far-reaching legislation aimed at curing some of the bedrock probl
Photos from the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee hearing on February 5th, which brought hundreds of people down to Olympia to show their support for Paid Sick Days and Family and Medical Leave Insurance. For more pictures, visit our Faceboo
By Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, from Politico Use a tissue when you sneeze. Cover your mouth when you cough. Wash your hands often when you are sick. As children, we are taught a set of basic common courtesies to prevent the spread of disease — and as the n
Two decades since the Family Medical Leave Act became the law of the land, scientific opinion polling released Tuesday shows small business owners strongly support the law, which allows eligible employees of covered employers a limited amount of unpaid, j
Family and Medical Leave Insurance is "wage insurance" for workers, to be used in the event of a major family or medical event. Learn more here.