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Today’s news that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as the Secretary of Labor nominee shows the power of workers coming together with other activists to make themselves seen and heard.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

Women’s rights are human rights — and women are many kinds of humans. We must defend all of us.

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Tough Choices: Keeping a Job vs Caring for Your Body

Felix Trinidad was a hardworking, devoted husband. He was a grocery store worker and union organizer who knew he should get his intense stomach pain checked out but couldn’t take unpaid time off to see a doctor. When he finally

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Family Values @ Work Opposes Puzder for Labor Secretary

Below is the letter Family Values @ Work sent to the Senate HELP Committee opposing the nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of the Department of Labor [download a copy here]. US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor &

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DC Passed Paid Family and Medical Leave Into Law

We are thrilled that the DC City Council passed a comprehensive paid family and medical leave bill which will guarantee about 530,000 workers the ability to take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones without

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D.C. Council Should Show LGBTQ Workers Support with Paid Leave Bill

On Dec. 6, 2016, the D.C. Council voted to advance the Universal Paid Leave Act, a bill that would provide workers with paid family and medical leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill loved one,

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