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Selena Allen: The importance of family leave insurance for a new mom

Selena Allen: The importance of family leave insurance for a new mom

March 3, 2007

Written testimony of Selena Allen For SSB 5659 Family Leave is a very personal issue to me. When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child I had  just moved to Seattle to escape a bad relationship. Since I

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Washington voters support Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Washington voters support Family and Medical Leave Insurance

March 1, 2007

A poll of Washington state voters found 73% support the family and medical leave insurance proposal now moving through the state legislature. Only 23% opposed. The poll was conducted February 12-14, 2007 of 600 voters in Washington state by Lake

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Organizations Endorsing Family Leave Insurance

Organizations Endorsing Family Leave Insurance

March 1, 2007

AARP Washington American Association of University Women, Washington Chapter A. Philip Randolph Institute, Seattle Amalgamated Transit Union Legislative Council American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 2 American Federation of Teachers, Washington Association of Western Pulp and Paper

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Businesses endorsing family leave insurance

Businesses endorsing family leave insurance

March 1, 2007

Bainbridge Gardens, Bainbridge Island Beads and Beyond, Bellevue Bellevue Nursery, Bellevue Bike Works, Seattle Bridges Restaurant, Aberdeen Dalton Electric, Joseph Spezialy (owner), Lynnwood De Laurenti’s Florist and Gifts, Bellevue Eagle Harbor Dental, Bainbridge Island Espresso Splendido, Seattle First Year’s Children’s

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Nicole: Paid family leave is critical for new moms

Nicole: Paid family leave is critical for new moms

February 6, 2007

Testimony from Nicole February 6, 2007 For HB 1658, Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee Hearing I just wanted to share my story with you about why I feel Family and Medical Leave Insurance is so necessary.

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L.W.: Caring for a spouse under California’s family leave program

L.W.: Caring for a spouse under California’s family leave program

February 6, 2007

Testimony from L.W.  For HB 1658, Family and Medical Leave Insurance  Commerce and Labor Committee Thank you for this opportunity to share with you my experiences with the California Paid  Family Leave program. In January 2006 I lived and worked

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Comparison of maternity benefits in state temporary disability programs

Comparison of maternity benefits in state temporary disability programs

January 24, 2007

Compares California, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Hawaii’s state temporary disability programs. It pays particular attention to maternity benefits.                      

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Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D: Paid family leave and the economy

Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D: Paid family leave and the economy

January 18, 2007

Testimony from Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D, Policy Director, EOI For HB 5659, to the House Commerce and Labor Committee Washington’s Good Economic News Jobs grew rapidly in 2005 and 2006 Jobs grew in most sectors Jobs grew in most regions of

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Sharon Ness: The importance of family leave when caring for an aging parent

Sharon Ness: The importance of family leave when caring for an aging parent

January 18, 2007

Testimony from Sharon Ness, RN, Union Representative/Lobbyist- UFCW, Local 141 For HB 5659, House Commerce and Labor Committee Work Session   Good Morning Representative Conway and Committee members. Thank you for this  time. My name is Sharon Ness. I am a Registered

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Ellen Bravo: Paid Leave Options and Other Policies for a Family-Friendly Agenda

Ellen Bravo: Paid Leave Options and Other Policies for a Family-Friendly Agenda

January 18, 2007

Testimony from Ellen Bravo, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee For HB 5659 The problem: There’s a lot of talk about family values and personal responsibility. Yet, being a good family member can cost you: your job or career opportunity or health

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