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May news from the Washington Family Leave Coalition

Coalition trip to DC: Advancing workplace policies for Washington families

A group of Washington citizens are just back from a jam-packed 2-day trip to “the other Washington” led by the Economic Opportunity Institute’s Marilyn Watkins, where they urged members of the state’s Congressional delegation to take action on paid family leave and paid sick days. | More

Washington Working Women 2010: Wage equality and family-friendly benefits are the best Mother’s Day gift

EOI’s latest report, Washington’s Working Women 2010, notes the gulf separating men’s and women’s earnings has expanded over the past two decades. But women not only earn lower wages than their male counterparts – they are also less likely than men to receive benefits from their employers, and more likely to work part time or take breaks from employment for family care. | More

Seattle Healthy Workforce kickoff event

Learn more about a proposed paid sick days for Seattle event. | More

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