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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave

May 6, 2016

Establishing universal paid family and medical leave in the United States is critical to restoring economic security for working families and overcoming the entrenched inequities of race, gender, and class that undermine our economy and squash opportunity for far too

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Paid Family Leave and Workforce Equity Update to Seattle City Council Committee

Marilyn Watkins, Policy Director, Economic Opportunity Institute, provides members of the Seattle City Council Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee with a Paid Family Leave and Workforce Equity Update:

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Three issues where your vote will make a big difference this fall

The gender wage gap has multiple causes and manifestations, and no single policy change will solve it. We also are not going to overcome it by waiting for “cultural change” or simply encouraging employers to adopt more women- and family-friendly

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Gender Pay Gap Contributes to Economic Insecurity for Older Women

The inequalities of gender, race and income that plague U.S. society directly impact the lives of King County’s older residents. Income in retirement is based on earlier earnings, and so reflects inequities in educational and employment opportunity. A lifetime of

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Testimony by Janet Chung in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (SB 6149)

Testimony by Janet Chung in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (SB 6149)

February 1, 2016

Testimony in support of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (SB 6149) before the Washington Senate Commerce & Labor Committee by Janet Chung, Legal Voice Chairman Baumgartner and Members of the Committee: My name is Janet Chung and I’m Legal & Legislative Counsel with

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: An economic lifeline for WA workers and families

As Americans, we strongly value both work and family — but as citizens we’ve structured our economy and laws to too often force people to work at the expense of their families. We have given millions of parents the cold

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Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FaMLI) Act

Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FaMLI) Act

January 15, 2016

Nurturing a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – there are a handful of times when family and health must come first. New moms and babies are healthier with extended maternity leaves, and everyone recovers better from illness when family members provide

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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on King County proposed paid parental leave program

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on King County proposed paid parental leave program

November 17, 2015

This morning, the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee of the Martin Luther King County Council voted unanimously to forward an ordinance establishing a paid parental leave pilot program to the full Council. Chair Rod Dembowski, Joe McDermott, and Larry Phillips

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Paid Parental Leave Should Be Extended To All

Amazon has joined the growing list of tech companies to expand paid parental leave policies. Earlier this year, Microsoft, Netflix, and Adobe also announced more time off for new mothers and fathers. Between them, Microsoft and Amazon have over 60,000 employees in

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Paid Family Leave Back on Drawing Board in Washington State

SEATTLE – The issue of paid family leave is coming into the forefront in Washington again. The state is among eight recently selected for a federal grant to research the benefits of implementing a paid family and medical leave program.

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