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Resources for Washington State families during COVID-19

April 1, 2020
UPDATED ON 4/20/20 *En español* These are impossible times. But amid the chaos and uncertainty of what's ahead, the best thing we can do is to support one another. The COVID-19 pandemic has had disastrous impacts on families across Washington. We have compiled a list of resources here to share with...
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How to "Celebrate" Equal Pay Day in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020
We’re all feeling it — the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our loved ones and collective future, but we cannot ignore the many ways in which the coronavirus crisis is a gendered one, especially on Equal Pay Day – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A graphic image describing a paid leave option covered in the Families First Coronavirus Act.]

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ by A Better Balance, 1/2

March 30, 2020
Congress passed, and the President has signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is effective from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Congress also passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is generally effective on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act amended FFCRA with respect to some sick time provisions and also provides expanded unemployment insurance benefits. Below are responses to some Frequently Asked Questions by workers about the new laws as they pertain to paid sick time. You can read A Better Balance’s statement about the passage of FFCRA and how we are fighting for additional protections, here.
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ by A Better Balance, 2/2

March 30, 2020
This is part 2 of 2 posts sharing A Better Balance's FAQ on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Tell Congress to BOOST and MAKE PERMANENT paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020
I’ll get right to the point: We have an emergency. The U.S. House and Senate will be voting soon, in a matter of hours, on the next COVID-19 package, and we need them to know we need *permanent* paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in the package. → Tell your members of Congress in the...
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***Important*** Tell your Senator to vote YES on the COVID-19 package!

March 14, 2020
Listen, I’m going to get real with you. I know that you might be more than a little anxious right now and unsure of what is going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading. I am too. The good news is that late last night Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and leaders in the U.S. House of...
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El programa PFML de Washington está atravesando significativos retrasos

March 12, 2020
El Programa de Permisos Familiares y Médicos Pagados (PFML) de Washington, administrado por el Departamento para la Seguridad en el Empleo (ESD) del estado de Washington, fue lanzado el 2 de enero de 2020. Este es el primer programa de este tipo en ser desarrollado a partir de cero y la demanda por...
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Washington’s PFML program is experiencing significant delays 

March 10, 2020
Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Program, which is run by the Employment Security Department (ESD) of Washington State, launched on January 2, 2020. This is the first program of its kind to be built from scratch and, demand for the program has been much higher than anyone expected...
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Sign the Coronavirus Prevention Petition: Congress must pass PAID SICK DAYS!

March 10, 2020
It’s this simple: paid sick days will help limit the spread of the coronavirus but over 32 million workers in our country – many of them in the food service industry – don’t have access to any!
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Take #5Actions! Coronavirus, Child care and more

February 28, 2020
As we wrap up February this weekend with Leap Day and head into spring, we can't help but notice all of the conversations regarding the coronavirus. More importantly, we are all concerned with the costs that will place burden on American families of both getting tested and in whatever vaccines Big...
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