Evelin testified in front of the Senate Labor Committee about why Family and Medical Leave Insurance is so important: My dad has been sick since October. My sister and I kept urging him to go to the doctor, but he didn’t want to miss work and pay a lot ... read more
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In the recent dust-up over one Seattle coffee shop’s signs about – and surcharge for – paid sick days, you might have missed this comment from the owners of Grand Central Bakery: …paid sick leave amounts to a relatively small thing... read more
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... read more
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 ... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more