DC Paid Leave Bill Moves to Final Vote

We applaud the DC councilmembers for passing DC’s paid family leave bill out of the Committee of the Whole today. The bill, in its current state, which is expected for final vote on December 20th, now includes two weeks of medical leave, a provision that

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Family Values @ Work Commends the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition

Family Values @ Work commends the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition for their work to restore sections of the DC Universal Paid Leave bill that will most benefit those workers least likely to have paid leave through an employer. We

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Statement on U.S. Elections – What Will This Mean for My Family?

Family Values @ Work is rooted in the belief that everyone should be able to take care of their family — the people they love and care about. For each political development, families want to know: “What will this mean

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ROC United and Family Values @ Work Commend Union Square Hospitality Group for Innovative Paid Parental Leave Policy

The move by USHG is yet another sign that businesses support fair wages and better working conditions for restaurant workers.

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Fight for Equal Pay!

In the 1940’s, my grandmother organized parents to address the pay disparities between black and white teachers in the Jim Crow south. After years of ignoring their concerns, the Wilson, N.C. Superintendent finally met with them. He explained that white

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Josh – Paid Leave and Bonding

I’m the father of two kids, a 5 month old (Abby) and an almost five year old (Bela).  When Abby was born, I was incredibly blessed to receive two months paid time off from Meetup, where I work as a

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Trump Paid Leave Proposal and the FAMILY Act

In response to news that Trump will announce a proposal for paid maternity leave, Ellen Bravo, one of the foremost experts on paid leave and executive director of Family Values @ Work released the below statement. “It’s great to see

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Open Letter to Congress and Candidates on the Zika Virus from Leaders on Gender Equity

This letter to Congress and candidates for political office comes from dozens of prominent leaders at the intersection of economic, racial and reproductive justice.

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States With Paid Leave

When you compare the United States to other industrialized nations, you probably don’t expect to discover that the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that does not provide paid family and medical leave to its workers.

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