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Family, business, health advocates cheer Department of Labor award to Washington

WASHINGTON | Advocates for paid family and medical leave applauded the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to award $247,000 to Washington state to study the economic impacts of implementing a paid family and medical leave program. “The Washington Work and Family

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Terri’s story, or, cancer doesn’t care how responsible you are

Terri did everything right. She and her husband raised three great children – now mostly grown. She was a loyal employee for 14 years and prepared for the future, buying into the short term disability plan her company offered and

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“What more could my wife and I have done to deserve time with our new child?”

“What more could my wife and I have done to deserve time with our new child?”

February 6, 2015

Patrick Williams, a soon-to-be dad, has a pointed question for Washington state legislators about when they’ll finally take action on family and medical leave insurance (HB 1273): Full text: “Good morning. My name is Patrick Williams. My wife, Caitlin, and I are eagerly

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“Family leave should never be a matter of luck.” [VIDEO]

It should never be a matter of luck whether a parent can afford to spend the first precious weeks and months of life with their newborn child. It shouldn’t be a matter of luck whether someone can recover from surgery before dragging themselves back to work.

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Show WA legislators you support Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave!

Two bills to improve economic security for Washington’s working families are off to a strong start in the 2015 legislature: 1. Paid Sick Days, to ensure everyone working in Washington can earn paid sick days on the job (HB 1356/SB 5306)

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