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States with Paid Sick Days

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not guarantee workers paid sick days, even for the flu! That’s a public health hazard for us all — you may earn paid sick days,

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Paid Family Leave in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, a majority of the workforce contributes a small amount into an insurance fund called Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). Started back in 1942 — the first such program in the nation — TDI pools the contributions so workers

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Calling for the Healthy Families Act

By Ellen Bravo When my husband and I moved to Milwaukee in the early 80s, one of us needed a job with health insurance. I applied to be a word processor at the phone company. It was a union job

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Behind the Polls: Why Voters Want Time to Care

Hila Ritter and her husband in Portland, OR, both work-full time. Yet neither job includes any paid leave. So Hila worked while ill during her pregnancy to hold on to her sick days and saved up her vacation days. Still,

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Family Values @ Work Praises Dept. of Labor Grants to Support State and Local Paid Family Leave Initiatives

Three of the Grant Recipients Include States where Family Values @ Work has Coalitions In response to today’s announcement that three states and three localities will receive Department of Labor grants to develop and implement paid family and medical leave programs, Ellen

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