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Why Tax Credits for Business Won’t Get Us Paid Leave

It’s great to see people from all political camps talking about paid leave. Caring for babies, recovering from surgeries, and helping ailing partners or parents affects nearly everyone. But the devil is in the details and some of these proposals

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Victory for DC Paid Leave Campaign!

“We congratulate the DC Paid Leave Campaign, especially Jews United for Justice, for more than two years of activism to make DC the fifth location in the U.S. with comprehensive paid family and medical leave for all workers, following in

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Worker Protests Force Puzder Withdrawal

Today’s news that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as the Secretary of Labor nominee shows the power of workers coming together with other activists to make themselves seen and heard. The development comes after weeks of rallies, press events, calls and

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Paid Sick Days Helps Cities Thrive

I live in Milwaukee. Every so many years city leaders will launch a contest for a new logo, a new slogan. For a while we were “a great city by a great lake.” Lots of time and advertising dollars to

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Senators Gillibrand and DeLauro Re-Introduce FAMILY Act

We are delighted that Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro are re-introducing the FAMILY Act in Congress today, working to address the urgent need for a national paid leave policy. “Twenty-four years ago, then-President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family

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Carrying on the Fight for Family Leave

When the Family and Medical Leave Act finally became law 24 years ago, someone from the local Chamber of Commerce cornered me to complain. The new law provided up to 12 weeks unpaid leave to care for a new child

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