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Is This the Big Moment for Better Work/Family Balance Policies?

Those of us who have been pushing for better work/family policies know the story of how we almost had universal childcare all too well. In 1971, Congress passed the bipartisan Comprehensive Child Development Act on a bipartisan vote. It would have meant

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Lindsey’s Story

“The other employees at work [saw] how sick I was and . . . begged my boss to send me home so they wouldn’t end up with bronchitis.”

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Woong’s Story

“I went into work the first day . . . running . . . a 101, 102 degree fever. I was coughing constantly . . . [and found out that] I had the Swine Flu. Who knows how many co-workers and customers I might have infected?”

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When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

Under a blazing sun, women leaders blaze a new path to boost our economy based on equal pay, paid leave and affordable child care.

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Pelosi: ‘Our success as a nation really depends on our success of women’

In a meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CA) rolled out on Thursday what they called a campaign to economic issues important to women. “Our success as a nation really depends on

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Young Immigration Activist Celebrates a Win

Katherine Figueroa fights to keep families together.

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Tammie’s Story

“Without [FMLA], I don’t know where our family would be right now. I had the opportunity to take care of my child when she needed it most while also knowing that my job was secure.”

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Nikki’s Story

“I was forced to go to work with a highly contagious visible nastiness on my eye.”

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