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Why Paid Sick Days And Paid Leave Are Crucial For Black Workers

As we take time this month to focus in on Black history, let us acknowledge a reality that is often overlooked in Black communities: Black workers need paid leave. Here’s the reality: nearly 40% of Black workers do not have

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Standing By Our Values On Valentine’s Day

Feb 14th is normally a day to celebrate our relationships, and the one I have with my partner has been one of the healthiest relationships I’ve been able to grow. We share values around respect, communication, encouraging each other’s growth

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Twenty-Five Years After the Passage of Family and Medical Leave Act, Better Policies Are on the Horizon

America’s evolving family policies are having real impacts on people’s lives. Taking Leave is a Better Life Lab series marking the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. When I was expecting my first child in 1977, there

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Paid Leave Helps Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Cancer patients need a cure – and they also need paid leave. A new survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that paid leave makes a positive difference for people dealing with cancer, those who’ve

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R.I.P. Paid Leave Champion Kesha Scrivner

All of us at Family Values @ Work feel like we’ve gotten to know Kesha Scrivner over the past two years. Some of us worked directly with her visiting members of the D.C. City Council as she shared what it means to

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Welcome, Hawaii and Nevada!

When Family Values @ Work started our network 14 years ago, we were a group of 8 state coalitions. That number has now grown to 27 with the addition of two new states! We’re delighted to welcome Hawaii and Nevada!

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Family Values @ Work Celebrates 2017 GameChanger Awards

An outspoken Congresswoman, a pioneering filmmaker, a proud local troublemaker, a union that shows up in our campaigns across the country, a community group that’s boosting Latino voter engagement, and a business owner whose employment practices are as good as

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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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