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Working Families, Advocates Call for Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

As a Senate Subcommittee holds hearing on the benefits of paid family leave, FV@W and member coalitions renew calls for a nationwide family and medical leave insurance program.

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‘Historic’ Day for Working Families, as San Diego & Eugene, OR Become 8th, 9th Cities to Pass Paid Sick Days

In one of the most significant days for family-friendly workplaces in recent history, legislators in San Diego, CA and Eugene, OR yesterday passed legislation guaranteeing workers access to paid sick days.

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Armando’s Story

“In 2007 my wife Silvia developed eye problems and had a lot of doctor appointments. I worked nights so that . . . I could be with my family [during the day] . . . [and] hardly slept. When my wife had her operations, I would leave work at 6am, leave the house with her at 7am and go to the hospital, [not returning home until] seven at night [to] sleep two hours before going to work . . . ”

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Carolynn’s Story

“[Making sure I still had] a job at the end of my recovery . . . [was] my concern, not surviving cancer.”

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