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Being Part of the White House Summit on Working Families

I was proud to share the expertise of local activists who are determined that no one will be punished for being a good parent or good child to their parent.

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How Corporate Giants Try to Suppress Democracy

In response to growing momentum of paid sick days movement, the “other NRA” and ALEC try to restrict what local governments and voters can vote for.

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New Website Exposes NFIB as N-FIB

The NFIB claims to represent the interests of small businesses, but a new website by the Center for Media and Democracy breaks the façade and reveals that the group is funded by Karl Rove and other right-wing big-dollar donors.

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“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

It’s high time to bring workplaces into the twenty-first century, where more than 60 percent of mothers in our country are the primary or co-primary breadwinners.

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How to Honor Our Fathers

“Having family leave with the twins made me appreciate mothers more, made me spend more time with the babies than I ever was able to before and be more relaxed having this quality time with them.”

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Guest View: Earned sick time is a pro-woman policy

By Margot Dorfman Margot Dorfman is chief executive officer of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. I’ve met many women who left corporate America to start their own businesses, usually because of the lack of family-friendly work environments and fair

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Still fighting for justice on International Women’s Day

McClatchy Washington Bureau Ellen Bravo March 7, 2012 More than a century ago, thousands of women walked out of garment shops – then one of the largest occupations for women – to march for better pay and working conditions. Their

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Paid Sick Days

The Philadelphia city council voted in favor of an amended living wage policy that will require businesses to provide at least seven paid sicks days per year to their employees…

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Seattle wins paid sick days

SEATTLE | With an 8-1 vote, the Seattle City Council passed a landmark ordinance to ensure workers in all but the city’s smallest businesses can earn paid sick days on the job…

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