On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

On her first day back at work after giving birth, Tricia Olson drank copious amounts of coffee, stuffed tissues in her pocket, and tried not to cry. After all, her son Gus was just 3 weeks old. Olson, 32, works for a small towing company and U-Haul franchise in Rock Springs, Wyo., and she couldContinue reading “On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work”

Study: ‘B-minus’ for WA workplace laws concerning expectant and new parents

SEATTLE — The Evergreen State has room for improvement when it comes to protecting working families, according to a new report. The National Partnership for Women and Families gave Washington a “B-minus” grade in a recent study assessing states’ workplace policies to protect expectant and new parents – including paid family leave and workplace accommodationsContinue reading “Study: ‘B-minus’ for WA workplace laws concerning expectant and new parents”

The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.

When news broke that Ivanka Trump’s clothing line doesn’t offer workers paid maternity leave, some were surprised. After all, the Republican presidential nominee’s daughter has said she champions the rights of working mothers. “Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties,” she said on the last day of the Republican National ConventionContinue reading “The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.”