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Letters to POTUS

Letters to POTUS

Letters from all 21 states in the Family Values @ Work network to President Obama urging action on paid sick days and paid leave
Happy Birthday FMLA!

Happy Birthday FMLA!

Activists from around the country to reflect on what FMLA means in their states, how states are taking action to improve it and where we still need to do work as part of our FMLA Birthday Blog Carnival!
Celebrating FMLA at 20

Celebrating FMLA at 20

Celebrating FMLA at 20 Vivian Mikhail used FMLA to care for her daughter, Nadia, when she was diagnosed with a condition that left her deaf in both ears.
Voices From the Front Lines

Voices From the Front Lines

Don't miss the great videos featuring voices from the front lines of the fight for family values at work.
New York

New York

At City Hall, school children share why their parents need paid sick days.

Something to watch while you're still snowed in. Why child care begins with paid leave: @FmlyValuesWork on @MHPshow

Healthy Tacoma statement on passage of Tacoma paid sick leave ordinance: via .@healthytacoma #WA

So much respect for @healthytacoma for fighting tooth and nail for #paidsickdays for #Tacoma. You are truly amazing!

Yes, America's childcare crisis is a major economic issue: @FmlyValuesWork @MHPshow #LeadOnLeave

As it should: Mandated Family Leave Picks Up Steam #paidleave #baby

#Baltimore lawmakers put paid sick leave on agenda #Maryland #PaidSickDays

Follow @FmlyValuesWork on Twitter

What They're Saying


“For me, providing paid sick days is about public health. It’s also smart business to maintain high employee morale and retention. But, most fundamentally, it’s about treating people how you would want to be treated.”

Makini Howell, Owner of Plum Bistro in Seattle, WA
Heather Howard

“The benefits for working families provided by Family Leave Insurance go beyond financial security. Having the time to bond with a new baby or care for a sick loved one is priceless and thankfully no longer a luxury for New Jersey families. Paid family leave creates the opportunities that all families deserve.”

Heather Howard, Former Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, NJ
Margot Dorfman

“The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce strongly and enthusiastically endorses the earned sick time legislation because it supports small businesses, benefits workers and encourages an equitable workplace for women. Without earned sick days, many women face the impossible choice of sending a sick child to school or coming to work sick for fear of losing income or their job.” 

Margot Dorfman CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

“As a civilized society we have the ability to place public good over individual cost. That’s why we have a minimum wage, child labor laws, and workplace safety standards. Good public health is good business. And that’s why we should have the Paid Sick Time Act.”

Marjorie J. Hill, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, NY

“Labor is committed to winning minimum protections for all workers, so that no one has to risk their job to care for a loved one.”

John Fleck, President of Denver Area Labor Federation, CO

“Paid sick days is a policy that helps working families and our economy. Connecticut is proud to be the first state to make sure working families don’t have to choose between their health and their job.”

Representative Chris Donovan, Speaker of the House, CT