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East Orange, Paterson Become 10th, 11th City — 4th and 5th in NJ — to Pass Paid Sick Days

Unanimous Passage of Paid Sick Days Laws by Three Cities in One Week Signals Major Momentum for Policy that Strengthens Families, Workforce and Economy.

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Big Win in California But More Work To Do

Though California’s passage is a first step in providing a relief to many, it excludes a significant group of workers — home care workers — and guarantees only a minimal amount of paid sick days.

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Working Families, Advocates Call for Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

As a Senate Subcommittee holds hearing on the benefits of paid family leave, FV@W and member coalitions renew calls for a nationwide family and medical leave insurance program.

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In The News

FMLA turns 21

The Hill

Ellen Bravo

August 5, 2014

De Blasio peddles paid sick leave to commuters

Crain's New York Business

Andrew J. Hawkins

July 16, 2014

Paid family leave is a New Jersey success story: Opinion

New Jersey Star Ledger

Eileen Appelbaum

July 7, 2014

Affordable family leave: It’s about time

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ellen Bravo

June 28, 2014

Hungry, tired and stressed out

CNN Money

Blake Ellis

June 24, 2014