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Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

February 4, 2013

Chair Sells and members of the Committee: Thank you for your time today as I testify in support of House Bill 1457. My name is Frank Irigon. I am here today as a senior citizen representing the Puget Sound Advocates

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Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

February 4, 2013

Good morning. I’m Don Orange, owner of Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver. I also chair the Main Street Alliance of Washington, which represents small businesses across the state. I’m here today to support Family and Medical Leave Insurance. This hearing

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

January 14, 2013

There are a handful of times during one’s career when it will be necessary to take significant time away from work for health or family needs: to welcome a new child, recover from surgery, care for a spouse with cancer,

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance saves public funds

Family and Medical Leave Insurance saves public funds

October 25, 2012

Washington state and local governments spend billions supporting the health and well-being of children, seniors, and families. Nearly half of births are covered by Medicaid and 12% of seniors are eligible for medical assistance. In fiscal year 2010, 114,000 children

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Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance

October 25, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Responsible Choices, Healthy Families

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Responsible Choices, Healthy Families

October 20, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a matter of social justice

Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a matter of social justice

October 20, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take more than a few days off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington

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The Plastic Safety Net: Americans running up credit card debt to make ends meet

Facing unemployment, out-of-pocket medical bills, and a fast-disappearing ladder out of poverty, low- and middle-income Americans are using credit cards to meet basic needs like rent, groceries, and utilities. Since 2008, working families have done everything they can to get

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Evaluating Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

Evaluating Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

May 11, 2012

There are a handful of times during one’s career when it will be necessary to take significant time away from work for health or family needs: to welcome a new child, recover from surgery, care for a spouse with cancer,

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Ann O’Leary: The social and economic benefits of paid family leave

Ann O’Leary: The social and economic benefits of paid family leave

February 28, 2012

Ann O’Leary, Testimony before a Joint Session of the Washington State Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection and House Labor and Workforce Development Committees Thank you for inviting me to testify before you today. My name is Ann O’Leary. I am the Children

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