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
Since it was enacted in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act has been used over 100 million times. MomsRising, a member of EOI’s Washington Work and Family Coalition, recently gathered stories from members about how FMLA has impacted their lives. Gw
On August 5th, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed his first bill into law: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The bill had been introduced to Congress each session for 9 years and was vetoed twice by President George H.W. Bush. But after nearly a
Until 1993, most American workers were on their own when they welcomed a new baby or faced a personal or family health crisis. But on August 5, 1993 – 20 years ago today – the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) took effect. The FMLA guarantee
Last week, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO, hosted their 2013 State Convention. The convention is an annual gathering of of the WSLC’s more than 500 affiliated labor organizations, representing about 400,000 members across Washington.
Families in Rhode Island will now have access to paid family and medical leave thanks to new legislation signed into law by Governor Chafee this week. Championed by We Care Rhode Island and Family Values at Work, Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregivers
After two special legislative sessions this year, it’s safe to say that many of us are glad it’s finally over! The actions of the legislature were driven by the need to pass the state’s operating budget and sharp political divisions between the Ho
From Healthy Tacoma: No one should have to work sick, or choose between staying home with a sick child and losing pay. Yet 2 in 5 workers in Tacoma have no paid sick leave, including thousands who work in grocery stores, restaurants, and medical centers.