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Port of Seattle passes paid parental leave for employees

The Port of Seattle Commission has approved a motion to provide four weeks of paid parental leave for non-represented employees during the 12 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child in the employee’s home – effective

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City of Seattle takes a step towards gender equity

Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Jean Godden announced their plan on Monday February 23 to create a paid parental leave benefit for employees of the City of Seattle. “We are the only country in the industrialized world, the only

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Hear Shelby’s story: Learn why we need paid family leave

Shelby Ramirez wears many hats: mother of two, daughter, worker and full time student. After a recent experience of taking time off work to care for sick family members-and facing poverty as a result-Shelby questions if she should add another hat to the

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Powerful new video on the national fight for working families

Voices from the Front Lines – a powerful new video from Family Values @ Work – combines a series of real-life vignettes about the struggles of working families across the country. From new moms forced back to work days after

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Sticking it to the mom: United States now just one of the few with no paid leave for new moms

From CBS News: Americans often take pride in ways their nation differs from others. But one distinction — lack of a nationwide policy of paid maternity leave — is cited in a new report as an embarrassment that could be

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What about Dad? Take a survey about how work-family issues impact men

Much has been written about family and work responsibilities from the perspective of women. But is balancing work and family also an issue for men? MomsRising.org, a national go-to organization for work/family issues, would like to learn more about your

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