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Sarah Francis: Moms need paid family and medical leave insurance

Sarah Francis: Moms need paid family and medical leave insurance

February 5, 2013

Testimony of Sarah Francis, Campaign Director, MomsRising Washington House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development Hearing on House Bill 1457 Implementing Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Feb. 5, 2013   Good morning. My name is Sarah Francis and I’m a campaign

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Marilyn Watkins: The importance of family and medical leave insurance

Marilyn Watkins: The importance of family and medical leave insurance

February 5, 2013

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development on HB 1457 – Implementing family and medical leave insurance, February 5, 2013. Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute. I also

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Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

February 4, 2013

Chair Sells and members of the Committee: Thank you for your time today as I testify in support of House Bill 1457. My name is Frank Irigon. I am here today as a senior citizen representing the Puget Sound Advocates

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Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

February 4, 2013

Good morning. I’m Don Orange, owner of Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver. I also chair the Main Street Alliance of Washington, which represents small businesses across the state. I’m here today to support Family and Medical Leave Insurance. This hearing

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Family leave provokes fight in state Senate

A double whammy hit Democrats Monday on the Family Medical Leave Act and on workers compensation. At least Democrats say so. At the beginning of a Monday session, the Republican chairwoman of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee moved a public

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Urgent! Tell WA state senators to improve – not repeal – paid family leave

This is no “Chicken Little” or “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation: Washington families, and families-to-be, need your help today. What’s going on? In 2007, we came together to pass a paid family leave law so that parents could spend

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US women working percentage stagnant while others grow

A new report released by two Cornell labor professors shows that over the past 20 years, the percentage of U.S. females working has remained relatively stagnant, while many other OECD countries have seen moderate to rapid growth. In 1990, 74%

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Family and medical leave insurance – the breast bet for kids

Healthcare professionals have long touted the benefits of breastfeeding for the health and development of new babies. Research shows infants who are breastfed have lower incidence of respiratory infections, asthma, eczema, childhood leukemia, Type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, and sudden

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

January 14, 2013

There are a handful of times during one’s career when it will be necessary to take significant time away from work for health or family needs: to welcome a new child, recover from surgery, care for a spouse with cancer,

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Paid Family Leave: Can We Change The Maternity And Paternity Leave Debates To Include Everyone?

All over the world — in places as diverse as Sweden, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Switzerland, and Indonesia — legislators have realized that time with a child, without worry over a lost paycheck, is a right, not a frill. And in the US?

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