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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Business Voices

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Business Voices

April 9, 2013

“I try to treat the people who work for me the way I want to be treated. It makes sense to support your people, and they’ll support you – which will gain you market share, which will make you more

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Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

February 5, 2013

My name is Evelin Bargas. I live and work in Bellevue. I took a vacation day from work to come here with my husband and son and testify in support of family and medical leave insurance. My dad has been

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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 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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Family and Medical Leave Insurance saves public funds

Family and Medical Leave Insurance saves public funds

October 25, 2012

Washington state and local governments spend billions supporting the health and well-being of children, seniors, and families. Nearly half of births are covered by Medicaid and 12% of seniors are eligible for medical assistance. In fiscal year 2010, 114,000 children

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Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance

October 25, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Responsible Choices, Healthy Families

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Responsible Choices, Healthy Families

October 20, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face

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