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.
During the regular session, the Senate passed two bills that would repeal family and medical leave insurance and roll back paid sick leave protections. Conservative members of the House and Senate have promised to bring both these bills back to the Spec
By Marilyn Watkins, from Washington Policy Watch: I’ve been a mom for 28 years now – and a daughter for a lot longer. At this point, I’d rather have time with my sons for Mother’s Day than the little handmade gifts they used to give me when they w
By Janet Walsh, from Thompson Reuters: Diana T. worked full-time for a large retail store in the US when she became pregnant. Her manager was unhappy about her pregnancy and about Diana’s six-week unpaid maternity leave. Her employer refused to pay he
By Vicki Shabo, from the National Partnership for Women and Families: Last month, I wrote about a disturbing trend: States are passing “preemption” laws that prohibit a growing number of cities and counties from adopting their own paid sick days sta
Family and Medical Leave Insurance – In the last days of the regular session, the Senate passed SB 5903, which would repeal family and medical leave insurance if it is not funded by 2015. The bill would set up a taskforce to make recommendations for
From NBCbayarea.com: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who sparked an uproar and hurt her image as a working mom when she banned telecommuting two months ago, is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits. Under the new policy, mothers can take 16 w
It’s been a bad week for working families in the Washington State Legislature, as Monday the WA State Senate voted to potentially repeal our Paid Family and Medical Leave system. Please contact your legislators in the WA State House (1-800-562-6000
Washington’s legislature is moving into its final phase focused on reconciling 3 different versions of the 2013-2015 budget before the April 28 adjournment date. And there’s still a threat that the Senate majority will try to cram repeal of family and
Repealing family and medical leave insurance would be a step back for all Washingtonian’s – and will not relieve any of the budget we are facing this biennium.