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The Fight for Public Sector Unions Is a Fight for Our Freedom

When the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case Janus v. AFSCME on February 26th, it will essentially consider “right to work” legislation for public sector workers across the nation. At question is whether those who choose not to join

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Austin City Council Passes First Paid Sick Time Policy in Texas, U.S. South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sam Robles, sam@workersdefense.org, (512) 466-9258 Bo Delp, bo@workersdefense.org, (202) 341-7191 Policy creates opportunity for all working families to earn paid sick time with private employers Ordinance passes 9-2 Austin, TX – Today, Austin City Council passed

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Why Paid Sick Days And Paid Leave Are Crucial For Black Workers

As we take time this month to focus in on Black history, let us acknowledge a reality that is often overlooked in Black communities: Black workers need paid leave. Here’s the reality: nearly 40% of Black workers do not have

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Standing By Our Values On Valentine’s Day

Feb 14th is normally a day to celebrate our relationships, and the one I have with my partner has been one of the healthiest relationships I’ve been able to grow. We share values around respect, communication, encouraging each other’s growth

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To-Wen – I Bonded With My Baby By Breastfeeding

I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply.

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Cortney – No Matter How Sick You Are, You Are Penalized

I work for a textile mill that has no sick days. We have 1 personal day a year. Vacation is scarce. The days are long and the work is hard depending on what machine you are running that day. Doctors’

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Margarita – I Can Be There To Support My Wife

My wife and I are ready to start our family. Thanks to both of our jobs having paid sick days, we are able to make it to all of our appointments necessary to make our dream of becoming mothers a

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Twenty-Five Years After the Passage of Family and Medical Leave Act, Better Policies Are on the Horizon

America’s evolving family policies are having real impacts on people’s lives. Taking Leave is a Better Life Lab series marking the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. When I was expecting my first child in 1977, there

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Paid Leave Helps Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Cancer patients need a cure – and they also need paid leave. A new survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that paid leave makes a positive difference for people dealing with cancer, those who’ve

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R.I.P. Paid Leave Champion Kesha Scrivner

All of us at Family Values @ Work feel like we’ve gotten to know Kesha Scrivner over the past two years. Some of us worked directly with her visiting members of the D.C. City Council as she shared what it means to

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