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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: Interview with Ellen Bravo

Ellen Bravo recently did a video interview with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, offering exciting updates on grassroots campaigns across the country engaged in winning paid sick days and paid family leave.  She makes the case for why these policies are

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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Features Paid Sick Days Fight in Milwaukee

Paid Sick Days for the Working Poor: A Test for Democracy in Wisconsin Here’s the lesson from the recent political fight in Milwaukee: when democracy decides, paid sick days and working people win. A second lesson: when corporate lobbyists interfere

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New Report: Inflexible Policies Hurt Workers and Business

As the U.S. Secretary of Labor convenes business owners, employees, researchers and advocates in Los Angeles today for a discussion on workplace flexibility, the National Partnership for Women & Families and Family Values @ Work Consortium have released a new

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California Paid Family Leave: A Good-News Story

Good news came from California this week that has major implications for America’s working families. A new report about California’s Paid Family Leave – implemented in 2004, the first of just two programs in the country that makes it possible

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FVAW Statement on Christine Quinn’s Blocking Paid Sick Days in New York

“The grassroots activists who make up Family Values @ Work were stunned to learn that New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is single-handedly blocking workers there from earning paid sick days. “Many FVAW members know first hand what it

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Sick Days for All Workers

New coalition aims for a healthier Seattle through paid sick days for all workers By Alex Stone It should be as fundamental a standard as the minimum wage and the 40-hour work week. Yet one million Washington workers can’t take

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Boxing in the Big Apple: SF Chamber of Commerce delivers knockout blow to opponents of paid sick days

Via Washington Policy Watch: The Wall Street Journal examines a budgetary boxing match between opponents and advocates of legislation to ensure New York City workers can earn paid sick days on the job. The question: How much will it cost?

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NPR: Obama Budget Pushes Paid Leave Programs

Via Washington Policy Watch: When citizen delegates from Washington State converged in Washington DC to urge their representatives to take action on paid family leave and paid sick days, Selena Allen of Tacoma (whose story EOI has profiled before), and

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Breastfeeding and work: The work-family balance

A recent study (Seattle Times report) from the Journal of Pediatrics finds that the lives of nearly 900 infants – and billions of dollars in health care costs – could be saved if 90% of U.S. women breastfed their babies

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White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility wrap-up

Yesterday, Family Values @ Work executive director, Ellen Bravo, posted her reflections on attending the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. You can read more about what happened at the forum on the White House website, as well as watch

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