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The Washington Family Leave Coalition is moving to different digs -- on Facebook, that is. No longer just a cause - we've now got our very own page, and you're invited to join us there by clicking link below and choosing to "like" us on the page that…Read More

Make sure Washington represents for working families!

The Healthy Families Act is just seven signatures shy of being introduced in the Senate, and 11 short in the House. We're so close! But where's Washington? So far, only two elected officials from our state have agreed to co-sponsor the HFA: Rep. Jim…Read More

Please urge Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act

The Centers for Disease Control are giving good advice to stay home if you're sick with the flu -- but unfortunately, nearly half of private sector workers in the United States don't have a single paid sick day. For them, staying home means losing pay and,…Read More

New prospects for family leave in 2009

We started with high hopes for launching paid family and medical leave in Washington State this year. But legislators in Olympia are fully occupied, grappling with a massive budget shortfall. Fortunately, prospects are looking up in the other Washington:…Read More

Important Change

The first hearing on Washington's family and medical leave bill has been postponed for the time being. The legislative process is certainly quirky! I'll keep you posted on further developments as they unfold. In the meantime, please keep sending in your…Read More

First hearing for family leave on Tuesday!

The first committee hearing on paid family and medical leave is next week! Come down to Olympia next Tuesday morning to watch the action unfold, or watch the hearing live on TVW. Check your local listings, or visit: http://www.tvw.org/. A full house will…Read More

A real chance for paid leave in Washington!

Wanted to let you know that lawmakers in Olympia are considering new paid family and medical leave legislation right now! If passed, the program would: 1. Cover care for: a newborn or newly-adopted child; a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, or…Read More
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