Totally packed hearing on HB 3390 this morning (overflow room, and all). Incredibly strong support for a statewide sick days bill that would work for ALL Oregonians.
How policies for low-wage airport workers can make you sick. Yoseph Diallo’s dad is the one who encouraged him to look for work at Sea-Tac airport, based on stories his family had heard over the years about stable, good-paying jobs with decent benefits.
Wednesday, March 13 was “cut-off” in Olympia. For the rest of the legislative session, only bills that have already passed the House or the Senate will be considered, except for budget bills and bills “necessary to implement the budget.&
The attack on Washington’s families and middle class by Senate Republicans and “Road-Kill” Democrats continued in full force yesterday. Conservative senators passed SB 5726, which waters down Seattle’s sick and safe leave ordinance and restricts s
The Washington Work and Family Coalition stands in strong opposition to SB 5159 repealing family and medical leave insurance and SB 5726 and SB 5728 restricting local governments in adopting standards for paid sick and safe leave. Proposed amendments to t
Via Washington Policy Watch: The Paid Sick and Safe Days bill is one step closer to passage in the Washington state House after clearing the Rules Committee, its final hurdle before being scheduled for a floor vote. “This is a big deal,” said EOI Po
Breaking News: Washington’s House Appropriations Committee just passed House Bill 1313 Establishing standards for paid sick and safe leave, by a vote of 18 – 13. Thank you Representative Laurie Jinkins for sponsoring this bill and Representative Hunte
Have you called or emailed your legislators yet about Family & Medical Leave and Paid Sick Days? If not, now is the time! Here’s what’s happened so far this week: Family and Medical Leave Insurance, HB 1457 had a hearing in House Finance,
Editorial from The Olympian: In response to the looting and chaos that erupted in Baghdad following the American invasion of Iraq, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said, “Democracy is messy.” To some, it was a callous remark, but not entire
From the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Our state Legislature is considering how to fund the Family Leave Act of 2007. Opponents of the law, citing costs, are attempting to repeal it. Their concerns are understandable, but misplaced. Family leave puts famil