The Washington State Senate now has family and medical leave legislation of its own to consider in the upcoming legislative session. The bill is similar – but not identical – to a House measure introduced earlier this week. Senate Bill 5679 is... read more
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In 2007, jubilant Democratic lawmakers $250-a-week stipends to workers who take unpaid time off to bond with a new baby. Two years later, without paying anyone a dime, paid family medical leave has stalled. Gov. Chris Gregoire halted computer work on it... read more
Thanks in part to thousands of emails from Coalition member organizations, today family and medical leave insurance (HB 1609) has many more friends in the Washington House of Representatives than it did last Friday. When first submitted, the bill had 6 sp... read more
01.22.2009 | The Olympian | 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 voters, b... 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: