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Democracy is a participatory process

Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good bills have gone to the chopping block. The issues that have made it this far in the process are still alive because individuals and organizations

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Health Care, Paid Family and Medical Leave

BREAKING: One working family bill moves on to the Senate… one still left to go

BIG news! Yesterday, Washington’s House of Representatives has passed this year’s equal pay bill on a bipartisan vote, which will help us address the pay and opportunity gaps between working men and women in Washington. (And what a perfect way

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

Two ways your legislator can make real investments in economic security for Washington women

Women and families in the U.S. are facing so many challenges these days, it’s hard to know how to focus our energy. Women who have worked hard, paid taxes, and raised families in this country for years, torn from their

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WA paid family and medical leave bill moves one step closer to House vote

Proposal awaits vote after public hearing in House Appropriations Committee Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1116, which would create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave proposal for all working families. Sponsored by Rep.

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

Legislators: End the 10-year wait, pass paid family and medical leave in WA

In the decade since Washington state’s House Appropriations Committee last heard a paid family leave bill, we’ve learned a lot about how the first year of life sets the foundation for lifelong health and well-being, how our aging population and the gender

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Strong Show of Support for Paid Family and Medical Leave in House Labor Committee Hearing

Workers, business owners, health care experts, and community groups testify in support of bill to create Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Today the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard public testimony on the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s

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Washington Work and Family Coalition announces proposal for statewide paid family and medical leave

SEATTLE – Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth

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