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21 Years after the FMLA, Cities and States Can Lead the Fight for Family Leave

Today the federal Family and Medical Leave Act turns 21. The law has helped millions of Americans take time off work to nurture their newborn child, care for a critically ill family member, or recover from their own serious health

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

Seattle: A Tale of Two Cities

The stark inequality in our nation is on display here in Seattle – high-end restaurants and food banks, shops full of pricey designer gear and homeless folks. A few enjoy prosperity and seemingly boundless opportunity, while in nearby neighborhoods people

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Boosting the middle class with Family and Medical Leave Insurance

From an editorial in the Everett Herald To gauge the prudence and efficacy of public policy, the essential question is, “qui bono?” (Who benefits?) The question isn’t nuanced. Dress it up, spin it, recast a bill’s snooze-inducing language through a

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Paid Family and Medical Leave

EOI’s legislative agenda prioritizes working families

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. That’s why

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Washington Work and Family Coalition kicks off campaign for Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Cross-posted from the Washington Work and Family Coalition: Tomorrow, the WA Work and Family Coalition will kick off a year-long campaign for expanding Family and Medical Leave Insurance in Washington state – and we need your support! Currently, Washington’s Family

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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

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