Archives

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

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

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

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

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

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

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,

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

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

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

February 5, 2012

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial, short-term, wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. SDI provides coverage for two program components: Disability Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to 52 weeks per claim Paid Family Leave provides partial

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

December 29, 2010

Prior to the passage of I-688, the minimum wage for Washington workers  could only be raised by an act of the legislature or an initiative amending the Washington  minimum wage statute, or if Congress established a higher minimum wage. As

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage

Status of Washington’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

Status of Washington’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

July 30, 2010

  Working people throughout the United States struggle to meet their responsibilities both to their families and to their jobs. Some collective bargaining agreements and individual companies provide generous paid leave benefits. But many middle and lower income workers have

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress

Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress

April 12, 2010

President Obama has included $50 million in his budget for grants to states to help with start-up costs for paid family leave programs. Washington’s Family Leave Coalition and advocates across the country are excited by this opportunity to help rebuild

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Washington Family Leave Insurance Brief

Washington Family Leave Insurance Brief

December 1, 2008

In the midst of an economic downturn, programs that lower health care costs and support economic security for working families are more important than ever. Too many workers are forced to put economic security at risk when their families need

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave
Search the blog

Search Publications

By publication type

By author

By issue area

Search Newsroom

By media type

By issue area