ABC’s “Black-ish” is Bullish on Paternity Leave

When was the last time a popular TV show took on the issue of paternity leave at all, much less in the same episode as pregnancy discrimination? Three cheers for “black-ish” for doing just that. Dr. Rainbow (Bow) Johnson, an

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Get Real about Paid Sick Days

Have you seen the contest floating around Facebook called “Sick Just Got Real”? You’re supposed to send in a selfie or YouTube video answering a question such as this: “What’s your first thought when you hear the kids cough?” Those

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Uncommon Goods Partners with FV@W to Promote Paid Leave

  UncommonGoods encourages customers to take action with launch of interactive map of states’ paid leave policies, will name Family Values @ Work as a temporary “Better to Give” partner NEW YORK – Coinciding with International Women’s Day, UncommonGoods, an

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Women Workers Rising on International Women’s Day

Why we’re joining activists and artists to call for an end to sexual harassment and promote one fair living wage, paid leave and labor rights at work.

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300 Women’s Groups Send Strong Message to President

A values agenda to evaluate progress or harm to women and families.

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The Wrong Envelope or Alternative Facts?

How should we interpret the president’s remark about paid family leave?

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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Today’s news that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as the Secretary of Labor nominee shows the power of workers coming together with other activists to make themselves seen and heard.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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