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Why unions fight for paid leave for all, and how you can get involved

Do unions only fight for unionized workers? No, unions have been an essential partner to Family Values @ Work in our advocacy for paid sick days and paid family medical leave. Listen as Ellen Bravo joined Charles Showalter on Union

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It’s Women’s Equality Day – A Union Demand

By Carol Joyner I grew up in a union family; both my parents were public sector workers. Even as a child, I was clear that my family was able to go to the AFSCME DC37 dental clinic because my mother

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Paid Sick Days Move Women Closer to Equality

by Ellen Bravo August 26 marks the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage, enshrined in the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Many describe this as the date women were “granted the right to vote.” Others prefer to say it’s when

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New Investigative Report Reveals Devastating Effects of the Lack of Paid Family Leave on U. S. Mothers

Data analyzed for the report shows 1 in 4 women return to work within two weeks of childbirth CHICAGO—In These Times magazine today released a groundbreaking investigative report by journalist Sharon Lerner, “The Real War on Families: Why the U.S.

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New Report Signals National Emergency for Families

By Ellen Bravo The United States is facing an epidemic with devastating consequences for mothers and infants. According to a new report, nearly one in four mothers, most of them low-wage, may be returning to work within two weeks after

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White House Drafts Executive Order Requiring Paid Sick Days for Federal Contractors

In response to the New York Times article on the Obama administration’s draft executive order that would guarantee paid sick days for employees of all federal contractors, Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work and one of the

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Family Values @ Work and Local Activists Applaud Pittsburgh City Council’s Passage of a Paid Sick Days Bill

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2015 Contact: Margy Levinson, Margy.Levinson@berlinrosen.com, 646-335-0441  Pittsburgh becomes 21st city to pass a citywide paid sick days bill Bill will guarantee 49,000 Pittsburgh workers access to paid sick days PITTSBURGH—Working families in Pittsburgh achieved a

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