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Superstore Delivers for Paid Leave and Labor

Finally, a prime time TV show depicts what the lack of paid leave looks like for millions of Americans, the ones who stock shelves rather than selling stocks. The show is called “Superstore” and NBC has just renewed it for

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Support Paid Sick Days Requirement for Federal Contractors

Should the federal government require businesses it contracts with to offer paid sick days to their workers? The answer is a resounding yes – and between now and March 28, you have an opportunity to let the Department of Labor

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We Need Laws that Support Our Families: DC Paid Leave Hearing

More than 100 witnesses made a powerful case that now is the time for paid family and medical leave in the nation’s capital.

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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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