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Rep. Nancy Pelosi Rallies Support in Washington State for Women’s Economic Agenda

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene and Adam Smith joined hundreds of workers and parents in Seattle November 25 for a forum on Pelosi’s economic plan: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds. “For too long, women in

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Shelby’s Story – FMLA Is Not Enough

“I had to take FMLA that was not only unpaid, it counted as an employment disciplinary action. Having to take time off unpaid was an enormous financial burden for me. After not paying rent and utilities it took me four months to only partly get caught up with bills.”

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Siblings Are Family, Too

One woman’s fight to bring family leave in Pennsylvania in line with the realities of today’s families.

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Vanessa’s Story

I have been back to work for seven months, and [have only] accumulated nine hours of [PTO] time . . . if I had not needed to exhaust all my accumulated paid time off for my FMLA, I would be able to take a couple of days for an emergency or even a day or two of vacation. As it stands I have no way of taking any time off with pay due to my past illness.

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Eliseo’s Story

“[My supervisor wouldn’t] give me permission to miss the day of work, unpaid, to go to my doctor’s appointment [to treat my Type 2 Diabetes]. [After] I missed my third appointment . . . I received a call from my health insurance company . . . saying they had canceled my insurance [and said] it seemed that my health is not important to me.”

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Siblings Are Family, Too

Anne Marie Pearson of West Chester, Pennsylvania, took care of her sister, Joanne, five years ago when she was dying of cancer. “This was a responsibility I couldn’t walk away from – this was family,” Anne Marie said. When she

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