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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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ABC’s “Black-ish” is Bullish on Paternity Leave

When was the last time a popular TV show took on the issue of paternity leave at all, much less in the same episode as pregnancy discrimination? Three cheers for “black-ish” for doing just that. Dr. Rainbow (Bow) Johnson, an

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Get Real about Paid Sick Days

Have you seen the contest floating around Facebook called “Sick Just Got Real”? You’re supposed to send in a selfie or YouTube video answering a question such as this: “What’s your first thought when you hear the kids cough?” Those

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Uncommon Goods Partners with FV@W to Promote Paid Leave

  UncommonGoods encourages customers to take action with launch of interactive map of states’ paid leave policies, will name Family Values @ Work as a temporary “Better to Give” partner NEW YORK – Coinciding with International Women’s Day, UncommonGoods, an

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Women Workers Rising on International Women’s Day

Why we’re joining activists and artists to call for an end to sexual harassment and promote one fair living wage, paid leave and labor rights at work.

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300 Women’s Groups Send Strong Message to President

A values agenda to evaluate progress or harm to women and families.

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The Wrong Envelope or Alternative Facts?

How should we interpret the president’s remark about paid family leave?

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Why Tax Credits for Business Won’t Get Us Paid Leave

It’s great to see people from all political camps talking about paid leave. Caring for babies, recovering from surgeries, and helping ailing partners or parents affects nearly everyone. But the devil is in the details and some of these proposals

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Paid Sick Days Helps Cities Thrive

I live in Milwaukee. Every so many years city leaders will launch a contest for a new logo, a new slogan. For a while we were “a great city by a great lake.” Lots of time and advertising dollars to

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