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Mother’s Day Pledge

May 9, 2011

A young single mom of three is fired for taking a day off to care for her sick child.

A new mother signs up for the only maternity leave available, public assistance.

A working mother is disciplined for taking time off to attend an important meeting with her child’s teacher.

A low-income mother is able to work only because her teen-aged daughter cares for her ailing grandmother after school.

Today, on Mother’s Day, Family Values @ Work pledges to continue its support for all hardworking and dedicated mothers. Our vision is a Mother’s Day when no mom has to risk her job to take care of herself and her family.

In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever that we have workplace standards that ensure the health and economic security of our working families.

We salute all the state coalitions that make up Family Values @ Work Consortium. Thank you for your amazing organizing to win family-friendly workplace policies such as paid sick days, affordable family and medical leave, and flexible work options.



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