Tag "Department of Labor"

Worker Protests Force Puzder Withdrawal

Today’s news that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as the Secretary of Labor nominee shows the power of workers coming together with other activists to make themselves seen and heard. The development comes after weeks of rallies, press events, calls and

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Fight for Equal Pay!

In the 1940’s, my grandmother organized parents to address the pay disparities between black and white teachers in the Jim Crow south. After years of ignoring their concerns, the Wilson, N.C. Superintendent finally met with them. He explained that white

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

Three of the Grant Recipients Include States where Family Values @ Work has Coalitions In response to today’s announcement that three states and three localities will receive Department of Labor grants to develop and implement paid family and medical leave programs, Ellen

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Praise for Department of Labor Paid Leave Grants

As momentum around the country continues to grow for paid family leave bills, the Department of Labor announced today the availability of $1 million to fund research and analyze how paid leave programs can be developed and implemented across the

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Support Paid Sick Days Requirement for Federal Contractors

Should the federal government require businesses it contracts with to offer paid sick days to their workers? The answer is a resounding yes – and between now and March 28, you have an opportunity to let the Department of Labor

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More Than a Proclamation from the Secretary of Labor

It’s great to have one day a year set aside to honor workers. But even better is to have a Secretary of Labor who honors workers through the work her department does every day. In her message this Labor Day,

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$50 Million for Paid Family Leave in President Obama’s Budget

President Obama’s recently proposed 2011 federal budget includes a $50 million State Paid Leave Fund. The fund will provide start-up support for state governments that want to enact paid leave options for workers. “A handful of States have enacted policies

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First Lady Calls for Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days

In a speech Thursday at the Department of Labor, First Lady Michelle Obama made a forceful call for new policies that value families at work – including paid sick days and family leave. Describing the challenges families are facing today

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