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Stop Brooding and Organize!

The only solution for inequality is economy-boosting jobs, won the old-fashioned way: by organizing.

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Let’s Work for Paid Leave This Women’s Equality Day

Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, marking the day that women finally won the right to vote. But we can’t really celebrate equality, because we don’t have it yet. One way to get closer to equality is to strengthen the

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Laws Are Not Meant for Monuments: 20 Years of FMLA

Laws are meant to do the most possible good at the time and then go forward.

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VOTER SUPPORT FOR WORK-FAMILY SOLUTIONS BUILDS

Activists in Cities and States Nationwide Call for Paid Sick Days, Expanded Family and Medical Leave Insurance

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Americans Get Fewer Paid Sick Days Than Two Decades Ago

Compared to 1993, Americans now get fewer paid sick days from their employerson average, dropping from 10 days a year to eight for a worker who has been with a company for a year. The decrease becomes bigger the longer an

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Corporate Greed Is Making Us Sick

The failure of our corporate and political leaders to make sure every worker gets good health care is causing some unpleasant consequences — like widespread stomach flu.                 Ill workers often spread illness,

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Calif. Lawmakers Advance Bill Expanding Paid Family Leave

Law360, Los Angeles (August 08, 2013, 10:08 PM ET) — A California Assembly committee on Wednesday cleared a bill that would amend the state’s Paid Family Leave Act to include workers tending to ailing siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and parents-in-law. The

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Women’s Groups Call for Companies to Offer Paid Sick Days

Watch Women’s Groups Call for Companies to Offer Paid Sick Days on PBS. See more from NJToday. A decade after New Jersey enacted paid family leave for family emergencies, a coalition of women’s groups is now rallying for the right

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Sarah’s Story

“[Paid Leave] helped me to stay at my job . . . and ensure[d] that . . . everything was all taken care of at home and I was really prepared to do the job [when I went back] … [It’s] one of the main reasons why I’ve stayed at my job . . . and I anticipate being a long term employee.”

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Women Leaders Make Strong Case to Support Earned Sick Days in New Jersey

Female leaders of all stripes from across New Jersey have come together to urge the state to join a growing national movement and ensure all workers in the state have access to earned sick days. New Jersey women – including

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