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Letters to POTUS 2016

Ahead of President Obama’s ultimate SOTU address, FV@W members thank the President for Leading on Leave and share their stories to urge him to continue to do so.

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Honoring 2015 Game Changers

We’ve seen so much progress in 2015 to expand access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave. On November 18 we gathered at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the Game Changers who have helped

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Honoring Our 2015 Game Changers!

In this extraordinary year of progress for paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance, Family Values @ Work is proud to announce our 2015 Game Changers. We will present the awards on November 18 in a reception from

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Connecting Work-Family and LGBTQ Activists

Movement leaders from over twenty organizations representing LGBTQ rights, work-family, reproductive justice, racial justice, economic justice, and labor came together recently to dig deeper into the ways that cross-movement collaboration can propel policy, organizing, and coalition-building that support LGBTQ workers

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Dozens Testify for Paid Family Leave in MA, None Against

Dozens of workers showed up at the Massachusetts State House Oct. 27 to testify about the cost to families and the community when working people lack paid family and medical leave. They spoke in favor of The Family and Medical

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Once We Win:  Sharing Strategies for Enforcement

First we win – then we need to make sure the new law becomes familiar and accessible. To improve our success, paid sick days activists have been building strong relationships with agencies charged to enforce the laws. A group of

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Show of Strength for Paid Sick Days in LA

Los Angeles Paid Sick Days activists and street vendors collaborated on a musical joint action at City Hall October 27, calling for a “healthy Los Angeles for all working families.” At noon, rap musicians, horn players, singers and activists with acoustic

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Celebrating Work and Family Month

October was Work and Family Month, and it was packed with events, progress on policy, press conferences and statements on working families. First the White House Summit on Worker Voice brought together 250 workers, union members, business owners and community

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Jersey City Expands Its Law and Elizabeth Votes for Paid Sick Days

Elizabeth, New Jersey became the twenty-sixth jurisdiction in the U.S. – and the tenth in New Jersey! – to pass earned sick time when [TK] percent of voters said Yes! to a November 3 ballot initiative. “Tonight is a victory for

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Setting the Record Straight on Paid Leave

As paid family and medical leave insurance gains in visibility, it’s been important to correct misinformation in the media and lift up the benefits of establishing such funds – and the costs of failing to do so. Economist Eileen Appelbaum

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