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Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a matter of social justice

Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a matter of social justice

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 more than a few days off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington

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Outdated workplace policies burden 21st century families

Expecting Better, a recent report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, tells a story most parents in America already know: outdated family leave laws are making pregnancy and parenthood especially difficult for working parents. The report takes a

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Evaluating Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

Evaluating Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Washington State

May 11, 2012

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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A prescription for family security and economic prosperity: Family/Medical Leave Insurance

[By Ann O’Leary – cross-posted from Huffington Post] Ever wonder what happens to a worker who becomes disabled for weeks from injuries in a car accident? Or the worker who has a baby but no maternity leave? Or the worker

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Health Care, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Ann O’Leary: The social and economic benefits of paid family leave

Ann O’Leary: The social and economic benefits of paid family leave

February 28, 2012

Ann O’Leary, Testimony before a Joint Session of the Washington State Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection and House Labor and Workforce Development Committees Thank you for inviting me to testify before you today. My name is Ann O’Leary. I am the Children

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

February 5, 2012

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial, short-term, wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. SDI provides coverage for two program components: Disability Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to 52 weeks per claim Paid Family Leave provides partial

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Minimum paid sick days law in San Francisco: Better for business, healthier for workers

A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) examines the effects of San Francisco’s paid sick days law and finds positive benefits of the policy for employers and employees alike. Passed in 2007, the law covers 17%

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Paid Sick Days

Cut health care for 30,000 women and babies – or end sales tax exemption for out-of-state coal?

A $23 million cut in King County health programs approved by the Legislature last month means layoffs in Maternity Support Services, a program that improves infant survival and health by providing a range of services to 30,000 women and babies.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check, Health Care

Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

December 29, 2010

Prior to the passage of I-688, the minimum wage for Washington workers  could only be raised by an act of the legislature or an initiative amending the Washington  minimum wage statute, or if Congress established a higher minimum wage. As

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