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Jerrilyn’s Story

“I know when it’s my time to die and I think back about my life, I won’t give a damn whether I was at work or not, but I will care that I was with my dad. . . Work is important, but not as important as my family, my children, my husband. Those are the things that count in life. . . I had my dad for 94 years. . . I’m fortunate that I was able to be with him when he was sick. Everyone should be able to do that.”

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HELP Hearing on Economic Security for Working Women, Ellen Bravo’s Testimony

Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of Family Values @ Work Testimony for HELP Hearing on Economic Security for Working Women May 20, 2014 Thank you so much, Senator Harkin and Senator Alexander, for hosting this hearing and inviting me to testify

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White House Summit on Working Families

The member coalitions of Family Values @ Work are proud to help build momentum for the White House Summit on Working Families. Activists on the ground are excited to see the emphasis the Summit will place on the policies they

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Making the Road in New York: A Model for Work-Family Policy Change

by Carol Joyner In New York City this week, just one day after Mother’s Day, working families and activists gathered to discuss their efforts to really value mothers — through policies that reflect the realities of the 21st Century workforce.

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Making the Road in New York: A Model for Work-Family Policy Change

In New York City this week, just one day after Mother’s Day, working families and activists gathered to discuss their efforts to really value mothers — through policies that reflect the realities of the 21st Century workforce. The event, hosted

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Armando’s Story

Trabaje por tres años y media en una gasolinera. Yo trabajaba 7 días a la semana.  Cada tres meses me daba un día de descanso y no días pagados cuando me enfermaba. Cuando yo estaba enferma yo tenía que ir

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Leah’s Story

January 2014, my son, Lawrence Taylor Pimentel (LTP), suffered from a red zone asthma attack, and would have died if I wasn’t able to use my paid sick days. Many nights, Lawrence’s screams could be heard in the once-silent Kaiser

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Mary’s Story

I am the Statewide organizer of Parent Voices, a parent-led, parent-run grassroots organization fighting to make quality child care accessible and affordable for all families.   In 2009 I had my first son, Noah.  That was the first time I took

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