What’s Wrong with Comp Time? Ask Government Workers

Once again, Martha Roby (R-AL) has introduced the same discredited comp time bill that leaders in her party have been pushing for years. She’s joined by Senate bill sponsor, Mike Lee (R-UT). Misleadingly titled “The Working Families Flexibility Act,” H.R.

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Labor Project Co-Sponsors Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Webinar

Most women entering the labor force today will become pregnant while working. As the rights of unions and women are increasingly under attack, promoting workplace protections for pregnant and breastfeeding workers is critical to the labor movement’s success. During and

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Beware Phony Flexibility Bill

Politicians aren’t always smart, but they’re often shrewd. Say your party has been drawing a lot of heat and needs to show it’s doing something for working families. You read the polls and see what’s moving on the state and

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Sabra’s Story – Teachers Making It Work Without Paid Leave

I am a mom of two (5 and 2 year-olds) and work full time as a teacher in Nebraska. If you can have paid days saved up, my employer allows you to use them for maternity leave. But otherwise your

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Leaning On Each Other: A Story and Call to Action

“How’s that jade plant doing?” Joe* asked me as we sat down at his kitchen table for our weekly visit. “You said you put it in a westward facing window, right? It should be getting way more light than mine

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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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