Tag "California"

Dwayne – Qualifying to Care

I donated a kidney to a non-relative.

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Danny – Fathers and Those First Milestones

For me, and for many other men today, it’s important that the father be part of those first milestones.

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Dana – Paid Leave Shouldn’t Depend On Where You Live

Dana Ginn Paredes first met Lillian Ortiz during a union drive in 1999. Lillian was a server at a Japanese restaurant that Dana was helping to unionize. They didn’t start dating until later that year, but Dana says they soon

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States With Paid Leave

When you compare the United States to other industrialized nations, you probably don’t expect to discover that the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that does not provide paid family and medical leave to its workers.

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States with Paid Sick Days

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not guarantee workers paid sick days, even for the flu! That’s a public health hazard for us all — you may earn paid sick days,

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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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California Expands Paid Family Leave Protections

California’s bill to expand job protection to workers taking leave for a family member is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. SB406 recognizes the diversity of California families, which have the second highest percentage of multi-generational households in

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Mary’s Story

“. . . [When] I utilized Paid Family Leave. I didn’t have to worry about anything but [my son]. My focus, my attention, my energy could stay on him and I didn’t have to worry about work deadlines, work projects. . . I could just focus on being his mom, getting the treatment he needed.”

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Leah’s Story

“Without paid sick days, my son would have died. . .”

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Leah’s Story

January 2014, my son, Lawrence Taylor Pimentel (LTP), suffered from a red zone asthma attack, and would have died if I wasn’t able to use my paid sick days. Many nights, Lawrence’s screams could be heard in the once-silent Kaiser

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