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Organizations Release Valuing Families Agenda as Response to the Shriver Report

A diverse network of state and national organizations is releasing a Valuing Families Agenda, offering solutions to issues raised in a new report by Maria Shriver. “The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything” explores the ways that women’s entry

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Sick in the City: What Lack of Paid Leave Means for New Yorkers

New York Paid Sick Days coalition member A Better Balance, with Community Service Society, have released a new report, “Sick in the City: What the Lack of Paid Leave Means for Working New Yorkers. The report found that nearly half

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ABC News Talks About Importance of Paid Sick Days

On October 7, 2009,  ABC World News aired a story about the need for paid sick days during the H1N1 epidemic. It features interviews with Linda Meric at 9to5 and Deborah Leff at the Public Welfare Foundation. Here’s a link

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Massachusetts Paid Leave Coalition Releases Health Impact Assessment

On October 7, 2009, the Massachusetts Paid Leave Coalition released the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Paid Sick Days in Massachusetts, produced by Human Impact Partners and funded in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Drawing on

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New York City Paid Sick Days Rally

New York Paid Sick Days coalition partner Make the Road New York led a march and rally for paid sick days on October 1, 2009. The rally was attended by many city council members. The city ordinance now has 39

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NJ Governor Celebrates Family Leave Insurance Program Success

On September 24, 2009, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine held an event with participating families to celebrate the successful launch of New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance Program. The governor announced that more than 5,000 families had participated in the program to

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Our Economy Needs Family Values @ Work Now More Than Ever

New fact sheet explains why we need family values at work more than ever in an economic downturn. To download the fact sheet, click the icon below.

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New PowerPoint Resources Available

Below are new PowerPoint Resources from the Multi-State Working Families Consortium.  Click on the images to view the presentations. Why We Need a New Standard of Paid Sick Days The following is a power point from the consortium that gives

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Thinking Big On Valuing Families at Work: What We Need and How to Get It

Below is a presentation Ellen Bravo gave on February 11th at the Think Big/Think Forward conference in Washington, DC.  In this time of economic crisis, there is no more important task than protecting working families. To download the PowerPoint file,

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Victory for Paid Sick Days in Milwaukee

Paid sick days won in Milwaukee by a landslide! On November 4, 69% of those voting on the initiative said, “Yes! Don’t make me choose between the job I need and the family I love.” For more information, go to

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