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Family Values @ Work Hails Chicago Voters’ Overwhelming Support for Earned Sick Days

“We applaud Chicago’s voters for wanting to make that city the next location to win paid sick days, following on wins in what are now 17 cities and 3 states. We also applaud our member coalition, Earned Sick Time Chicago Coalition, for its outstanding work getting out word of the ballot measure. We call on City Council and Mayor Emanuel to act swiftly to respond to the clear need and desire for a Chicago earned sick days bill now.”

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Family Values @ Work Applauds Walmart Workers’ Victory

Calls on Walton Family to Make the Raise a Living Wage with Full-Time Hours Washington, DC – Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 21 states working to pass family-friendly workplace policies, applauded today’s announcement of a raise

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Philadelphia Paid Sick Days: Anatomy of a Win

Smart organizing, grit and a transformed political environment led to victory, aided by a strong champion and an intrepid coalition leader.

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Why I Hate That NyQuil Ad

I usually don’t watch ads on TV—that’s what DVRs are for. But when I do see live shows, say a Packers game or the nightly news, I catch that NyQuil ad every time. The one that says dads and moms

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Family Leave: A View from the Future

Today’s lack of paid family leave will become unimaginable.

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President Obama’s Announcement Major Win for Working Families

“We must continue to fight to ensure every worker in the United States has access to paid sick days and paid family leave when they need it, as we seek to go from the era of Mad Men to the era of strong families.

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POTUS Action Helps Working Families Succeed as Caregivers and Providers

“We celebrate his unprecedented call for a package of measures to help the millions of families across the country without access to paid sick days and paid family leave. These steps move us closer to a future in which workers aren’t forced to send their kids to school sick, leave their parents at the hospital to recover alone or fall into bankruptcy when they have a baby.

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