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Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Campaign – Inspiring Wisconsin, Inspiring the Nation

Ellen Bravo appeared with Laura Flanders on gritTV on tax day to talk about the paid sick days fight in Milwaukee. “What’s at stake is whether assaults on working people will prevail,” Ellen said. She talked about the coalition led

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Midwest Workers Speak: The Employee Case for Flexibility in Manufacturing

On April 14 the U.S. Department of Labor was  in Chicago to host the third national forum in their series of “National Dialogues on Workplace Flexibility.” This event was focused on the challenges facing the manufacturing sector. Family Values @

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Ali’s Story

I work for myself as does my husband…and politically and personally we believe that the good treatment of mothers is a human rights issue.

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Caroline’s Story

I had a very sympathetic employer…I think it is unfortunately rare.

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Lara’s Story

Back in Australia…I had the first four months with my daughter at home.

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Jennifer’s Story

“…when my child is sick my partner and I have to argue about who’s going to take time off of our jobs to take care of him.”

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Loren’s Story

“I experienced poverty for the first time…for someone with an Ivy League education, someone with a lot of privilege…a lot of work experience, and is just struggling to stay afloat, I couldn’t imagine what is was like for other families…”

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Dani’s Story

I have a caretaker for my kids who also has kids and so asking her to spend more time away from her children just makes me uncomfortable.

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Jill’s Story

My twins came prematurely…and they were in the hospital for four weeks and I was supposed to be back at six [weeks].

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Cynthia’s Story

I wound up going on bed rest and using up all of my saved up vacation and sick leave before I even went on maternity leave…I wound up going 7 more months without income than I had planned on.

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