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Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance Continues Its Journey Through the Courts

Activists in the paid sick days fight in Milwaukee are continuing to organize as the legal battle makes its way to the State Supreme Court. On February 18, the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals sent the legal challenge to Milwaukee’s

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Maine’s Paid Sick Days Bill Debated

Sarah Standiford, head of Maine’s paid sick days coalition, very ably debated a business lobbyist on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Watch” last week on the issue of paid sick days. Follow the link to the February 5 program and

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Report on the Importance of Newborn Family Leave

Supporters of the work of Family Values @ Work will be interested to read this review of the research on the importance of family leave for the parents of newborns. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the state paid family

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Follow the New York Campaigns on Facebook and Twitter

You can now follow the New York paid sick days and family leave insurance campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. Check the campaigns out at: Time to Care NY on Twitter New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Days on Facebook

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Maine Small Business Supports Paid Sick Days

More and more businesspeople are speaking out in favor of Maine’s proposed paid sick days policy. Dozens of small business owners recently held a media event in Orono, Maine, to talk about the need for paid sick days. Check out

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$50 Million for Paid Family Leave in President Obama’s Budget

President Obama’s recently proposed 2011 federal budget includes a $50 million State Paid Leave Fund. The fund will provide start-up support for state governments that want to enact paid leave options for workers. “A handful of States have enacted policies

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First Lady Calls for Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days

In a speech Thursday at the Department of Labor, First Lady Michelle Obama made a forceful call for new policies that value families at work – including paid sick days and family leave. Describing the challenges families are facing today

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Family Advocates Call for Paid Sick Days as HHS Launches “National Influenza Vaccination Week”

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2009 Contact: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, 414-916-7078 Washington, DC: Today Family Values @ Work – a network of 14 state coalitions that supports strong health and family policies in the workplace – called on federal

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New Paid Sick Days Bill Introduced in Maine

In October, Maine State Senate President Libby Mitchell introduced “An Act to Aid in the Prevention of the Spread of H1N1 Influenza by ensuring the Provision of Earned Paid Sick Time.” The bill would provide approximately six paid sick days

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A National Policy Win for Military Families

The Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of 14 state coalitions working on policies such as paid sick days and affordable family leave, applauds the inclusion of expanded caregiving time for military families in the National Defense Authorization Act

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