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Carlos’ Story

“I did not want to lose my job, so I had to work while sick and put the public and my co-workers at risk. Days later, a colleague of mine did get the flu from me and I worry who else was infected from working while sick.”

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National Telephone Town Hall: Advancing Women and Families in 2014

President Obama had started the State of the Union speech by urging us to make this “a year of action.” In that spirit, he called on “Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street to give every woman the opportunity she deserves.”

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NEWARK COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY PASSES PAID SICK DAYS BILL, WILL BECOME 2ND CITY IN NJ TO GUARANTEE SICK DAYS

Passage of paid sick day laws in New Jersey’s two largest cities back-to-back spells major momentum for the issue statewide.

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Balancing Caregiving and Work

Courtesy: Inside E Street, AARP An estimated 42 percent of working Americans say they’ve provided care for an older family member within the past five years. Some of the lucky ones can benefit from the federal Family and Medical Leave

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Tammy’s Story

“The financial strain of my leave was substantial but unfortunately its coverage wasn’t. I became very worried about how we would pay for all of our bills and still allow for my son to receive the care from the ones who know his needs best-my husband and I.”

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