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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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Carrying on the Fight for Family Leave

When the Family and Medical Leave Act finally became law 24 years ago, someone from the local Chamber of Commerce cornered me to complain. The new law provided up to 12 weeks unpaid leave to care for a new child

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Marching Toward Justice

Women’s rights are human rights — and women are many kinds of humans. We must defend all of us.

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D.C. Council Should Show LGBTQ Workers Support with Paid Leave Bill

On Dec. 6, 2016, the D.C. Council voted to advance the Universal Paid Leave Act, a bill that would provide workers with paid family and medical leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill loved one,

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