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Top Democrats refuse to schedule votes on Family and Medical Leave, Sick Days

Even after an outpouring of emails and phone calls in favor of Family and Medical Leave Insurance and Paid Sick Days, the two top Dems chairing the powerful Finance and Appropriations committees are refusing to schedule the bills for a vote.

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Family leave, paid sick days the topics in Olympia legislative hearing

The Washington State House Labor Committee heard two bills today that directly affect the economic security of working families. One of the bills, House Bill 1457, would implement and expand Washington’s currently inactive Family and Medical Leave Insurance program. Prime sponsor Rep.

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WA Senate conservatives introduce bill to repeal protections for parents, newborns

State Senate Republicans – joined by conservative Democrats Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon – are working to repeal Washington’s landmark Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) Act, passed in 2007 to ensure working moms and dads up to five weeks of partially paid leave to care for a newborn or newly adopted child.

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