Press Release

In a Historic Move, L.A. City Council Votes in Paid Sick Days Expansion

Angelenos Celebrate Historic Victory for Working Families Los Angeles CA — In the latest step to raise wages and improve the quality of life for working Angelenos, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13 – 1 to increase the number

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Expansion of California’s Paid Family Leave

AB 908 Will Help Low Income Workers Take Paid Leave Sacramento: Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 908 (Gomez) which will help more low income workers take Paid Family Leave (PFL) to bond with a new baby or care

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Twitter joins the ranks of companies enacting generous paid parental leave policies

“It’s terrific that Twitter is implementing an expansive, gender-neutral paid parental leave policy to its employees. Like many companies, Twitter until now has offered much less time to fathers or adoptive parents. Providing 20 weeks of paid leave to all

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California Home Care Workers Will Now Have Paid Sick Days

  Sacramento: Today Governor Jerry Brown is signing SB 3 (Leno) – a $15 minimum wage bill into law that will impact millions of workers. This is a victory California workers – fast food, home care, child care, retail workers

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New York becomes the 4th U.S. state with paid family leave!

Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 24 states including New York, released the following statement: “We congratulate our New York coalition for years of activism to make theirs the fourth state with paid family

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Vermont Passes Paid Sick Days Bill

Family Values @ Work congratulates Vermont on passage of paid sick days bill Vermont poised to become the fifth state to pass paid sick days, furthering momentum around paid sick days and paid family leave With today’s vote in the

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We Like Spotify’s Tune on Paid Leave!

Statement by Family Values @ Work Director Ellen Bravo, who was present at the announcement of Spotifly’s new policies: We’re delighted to hear Spotify is expanding their parental leave policy to six months fully paid for any parent of a

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Statement on Paul Ryan ’s Proclamation

Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 21 states fighting to pass paid sick days and paid family leave policies, released the following statement: “It’s terrific to see a male elected official talking

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Family Values @ Work Praises Dept. of Labor Grants to Support State and Local Paid Family Leave Initiatives

Six of the Eight Grant Recipients Include States with Active Family Values @ Work Coalitions In response to this morning’s announcement that eight states will received Department of Labor grants to assist in planning and jump starting paid family leave

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Rubio’s Tax Credits Won’t Increase Access to Paid Family and Medical Leave

In response to Senator Marco Rubio’s announcement of a paid family leave proposal that would offer a tax credit to employers who offer paid family leave, Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work and one of the nation’s

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