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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Reject Trump Policies That Set Families Back

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-Elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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Reject Trump’s Maternity Leave Scheme

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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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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