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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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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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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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Stop the Attack on the Women’s Bureau

By Wendy Chun-Hoon Today, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta heads to the Hill to defend the Trump Administration’s proposed 20% cut to the US Department of Labor’s FY18 budget. As part of these cuts, the Administration aims to all but wipe

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Refuse to be Silenced by Trump Budget Insults

It is insulting to be constantly told to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. President Trump’s budget proposal represents one of these insults. The budget he sent to Congress this week is pushing for the rich to get richer by

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Time to Honor Moms With Equal Pay and Paid Leave

Being a mother can be deeply rewarding: You get to spend time sharing your own expertise with little ones, while they push you to see the world from a different perspective. Yet, while those rewards are personally meaningful, they aren’t

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Mother’s Day advice for the women Ivanka Trump forgot

So here’s some advice for all of us on Mother’s Day. Be bold by joining with others to resist this administration’s assaults on women and families.

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On May Day, a Renewed Call to Resist and Push Forward

We’re living in unsettling times as a nation. With a President who seems dead set on dismantling all of the progress we’ve made in the past eight years and beyond, it can be overwhelming to think about how much we

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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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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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