Rep. June Robinson’s proposal is awaiting a vote in committee before it can move on to the full House floor. Robinson’s bill has received strong support from workers, business owners, health care experts, veteran and senior advocates, and wome
Originally published in The Everett Herald. For a decade Washington state has had a paid family leave law — but in name only. It technically allows workers to take up to five weeks off for the birth or adoption of a child and was supposed to provide a w
Today the Senate Commerce, Labor, and Sports Committee heard public testimony on two different paid leave bills. Senate Bill 5032 is supported by the Washington Work and Family Coalition and received strong support from people testifying in this afternoon
Today the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard public testimony on the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. House Bill 1116, sponsored by Rep. June Robinson (D – Everet
The Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emerg
It’s a new year, and that means we’re gearing up for a new fight for Washington workers and families. In our last newsletter, we promised to make paid family and medical leave our top legislative priority for the upcoming session. And we’
MomsRising and Molly Moon invite you to join other leaders for an important, bipartisan discussion on paid family and medical leave. Join business, elected, and community leaders, along with local families, to talk about this important issue and how it i
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