Time to Care for All of Us

On August 5, 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a law 9 years in the making, took effect. The FMLA brought huge change to workplaces across the country, ensuring for the first time that if you or your

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The Wage Gap Persists for a Reason

It’s time again to recognize the day when the earnings of black women catch up with the previous year’s earnings of white, non-Hispanic, (a.k.a. white) men. Yes, black women work more than 19 months to earn the same wages that

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Wins Make a Difference

What a difference a win makes – especially 40 of them. Recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a significant rise in the number of workers who’ve gained access to paid sick days over the past two years, the

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Fact Checking Ivanka Trump’s Reply to Wall Street Journal on Paid Family Leave

Ivanka writes (Ellen Bravo’s response highlighted): Providing a national guaranteed paid-leave program isn’t an entitlement, it’s an investment in America’s working families. Yes! If only your dad weren’t using paid leave as a diversion from all the ways he’s trying

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Arizona’s New Paid Sick and Safe Days Law Recognizes All Families

As our communities are processing the election results, many are afraid of losing access to basic needs, being separated from loved ones, and experiencing further cultural isolation. Remaining connected to family during these frightening and uncertain times is critical. Family

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Family Values @ Work Congratulates Washington’s Paid Leave Win

Today’s paid family and medical leave victory is a huge win for Washington’s working families. It also sends a signal to the rest of the country that when lawmakers from across the aisle are willing to talk and listen and

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Picture it: Paid Leave, the Movie

A scrappy band of workers, business owners, health care professionals, community groups, union members and legislators come together to pass a law so that all workers can earn time to care for themselves and their family members. This movie has

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FV@W’s Congratulates New Jersey’s Paid leave Expansion

Family Values @ Work congratulates our network partner, the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition, on today’s victory to strengthen their landmark Family Leave Insurance law. Research on New Jersey’s original law, implemented in 2009, showed that too many workers

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Value All Care and Every Family

You seldom see legislators tear up as they argue for a piece of legislation. But that’s what happened recently when Connecticut state senators made the case for a paid family and medical leave bill, leading with stories from their own

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Lauren – Paid Leave and Financial Stability

“This time I had income coming in. We didn’t take years to recover. We didn’t almost lose our home.”

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