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Momentum for Paid Sick Days Ramps Up in New Year

After years of fighting for paid sick days and paid family leave nationally and in cities and states from Seattle to Orlando, from California to Massachusetts, 2014 marked a historic year of wins for the Family Values @ Work network

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POTUS Action Helps Working Families Succeed as Caregivers and Providers

President’s unprecedented SOTU stand on paid sick days and paid family leave reflect strength of grassroots movement.

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Family Values @ Work: POTUS Action Helps Working Families Succeed as Caregivers and Providers

President Underscores Commitment with Invitation to Maryland Paid Sick Days Sponsor For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 Contact: Laura Brandon, laura.brandon@berlinrosen.com, 202-641-8477 Following President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on paid sick days and paid family leave and

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Job security in a life or death situation

Dear President Obama, I am a working mother and I strongly urge you to support legislation that would give all working parents access to paid sick days. My husband, son and I live in San Francisco (Hunter’s Point). We both

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Ellen on the progress of paid leave legislation

Ellen Bravo speaks with Robin Morgan on WMC Live podcast about the progress of paid leave legislation. Other guests include Eva Longoria, Dana Cowin and Beverly Wettenstein. Listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wmclive/WMCLive_Episode110.mp3

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I had to resign my position of 17 years to help take care of my sister

Dear President Obama, Our lives changed forever when my sister, Joanne, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal, late stage gynecologic cancer. We were devastated by the news and needed to make plans for Joanne’s care as her health deteriorated quickly. In

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MD Small Business Owner Joins President Obama for Lunch, Lauds Paid Sick Days Announcement

I have been fighting alongside other business owners, advocates, workers and families to ensure that all workers have access to paid sick days

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Students kept from school to assist parents who don’t have paid sick time

Dear President Obama, When I get sick, I don’t even have to think about it. I call in, and my job is waiting for me when I return. Oh sure, I have to cancel appointments and ask others in my

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A healthy employee at one business is a healthy customer at another

Dear Mr. President, My name is Larry Kenny and I, along with my partner, Mik Harris, own Sweet Retreat Boutique – a specialty cupcake shop in Newark, New Jersey. We would like to thank you for the support that you

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Choosing my children’s health care needs over a paycheck

Dear President Obama: On May 12, 2014, I had the pleasure of attending the White House Summit on Working Families Regional Forum in New York City. There, Valerie Jarrett shared a story of a mother who took her child to

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