Most workers have only limited paid leave (and many, none at all) to deal with family health needs. A bout of the flu, a car accident, or cancer diagnosis can nosedive a family into economic crisis. Two new bills in Olympia can change all that. By ensurin
By Rachel La Corte, AP OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks of paid time off to be with a new child. But the question of how to pay for the program was never answered, and now some
State Senate Republicans – joined by conservative Democrats Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon – are working to repeal Washington’s landmark Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) Act, passed in 2007 to ensure working moms and dads up to five weeks of pa
A new report finds paid family leave has wide-ranging benefits for California families, workers, and businesses: family well-being and economic security, economic opportunity, and better business practices.
A bout of flu, car accident, or cancer diagnosis too often leads to a family economic crisis. Most workers have only limited paid leave to deal with their family health needs, and many have no leave at all. The Work and Family Agenda assures that everyone
Seventy-three percent of Republicans said they think it is important that the new Congress and the president consider laws that help secure working families, such as paid family leave and paid sick days.
For many workers, basics such as fair pay and sick time can be elusive, and many are beginning to speak up.
Elected leaders may court the woman’s vote and debate job growth, flexibility, fair pay and even paid sick leave. But for Maddox and other low-wage workers, it's not about work-life balance or fairness or politics: It's about survival.
From CLASP Add one more piece of evidence to the increasingly-difficult-to-ignore body of facts that suggests earned sick days – particularly for lower-wage workers – are crucial to our country’s economic success and families’ economic security.
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights, which is administering the Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance, recently produced this video to explain the benefit of paid sick days to employers and employees.
From The Atlantic: It’s widely known that the U.S. is way out of step with the rest of the world in not having paid maternity leave. We are now one of only three nations—rich and poor – that don’t guarantee job-protected time off with