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Austin City Council Passes First Paid Sick Time Policy in Texas, U.S. South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sam Robles, sam@workersdefense.org, (512) 466-9258 Bo Delp, bo@workersdefense.org, (202) 341-7191 Policy creates opportunity for all working families to earn paid sick time with private employers Ordinance passes 9-2 Austin, TX – Today, Austin City Council passed

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Maryland Becomes Ninth State with Paid Sick Days

Statement by Family Values @ Work Co-Director Wendy Chun-Hoon “Persistence, power, political pressure – that’s what led to the paid sick days victory in Maryland today. We congratulate our member coalition, Working Matters, for holding their elected officials accountable to override

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Momentum Swells for Expanded Definition of Family to Recognize Chosen Family

Momentum Swells for Expanded Definition of Family as Three Largest U.S. Cities Recognize Chosen Family in Paid Sick Days Policies State Actions since mid-2016 have Expanded Legal Right to Sick Days to More than Ten Million People Contact: Kayla Ermanni,

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Defend Democracy and Reject Sham Flex Legislation!

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 25 state coalitions in the Family Values @ Work network vowed to fight HR 4219, a bill introduced this week by Representative Mimi Walters that would undermine paid sick days protections and the democratic process. Crafted by corporate

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Victory in NYC!

“All families need time to care for each other and themselves,” said Wendy Chun-Hoon, co-director of Family Values @ Work. “We applaud New York City for making two important amendments today to their paid sick days law. The first is expanding the law to include

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Rhode Island Will Be Eighth State with Paid Sick Days!

Nearly 100,000 Rhode Islanders will gain paid sick and safe days.

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Statement by Family Values @ Work on Administration Decision to End DACA

The Statue of Liberty’s welcome has not changed, and neither should our nation’s. People come to the United States to make life better for themselves and their families; immigrants contribute in multiple ways to our community and to our culture.

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FV@W Welcomes Texas as Our 25th State!

Work Strong Austin Launches Earned Sick Days Campaign We are excited to welcome Texas as the 25th state in the Family Values @ Work network of coalitions. Just as the momentum and support grow for paid time to care, so

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Family Values @ Work Congratulates Washington’s Paid Leave Win

Today’s paid family and medical leave victory is a huge win for Washington’s working families. It also sends a signal to the rest of the country that when lawmakers from across the aisle are willing to talk and listen and

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FV@W’s Congratulates New Jersey’s Paid leave Expansion

Family Values @ Work congratulates our network partner, the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition, on today’s victory to strengthen their landmark Family Leave Insurance law. Research on New Jersey’s original law, implemented in 2009, showed that too many workers

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