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Family Values @ Work Mourns Passing of Founding Board Member, Martha Baker

Martha Baker was a founding board member of Family Values @ Work and a leader in the fight for paid sick days in NYC and paid leave in the state. She passed away on September 15. Martha will always be

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Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Communities Need Paid Leave Now!

As the White House continues to push its ban on transgender military members, we must take a stand to support and celebrate our trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities. It’s not just about being united to fight the bad and

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Time to Care about Unions

“As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead, Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread. Small art or love or beauty their drudging spirits knew, Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses,

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Remember the Iceberg

When I see armed men carrying Nazi flags, raising stiff-arm salutes and spewing anti-Semitic chants, I picture my relatives in the town of Borisov in 1941 as soldiers herded them and the rest of the town’s Jews together and drove

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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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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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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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