Tag "Employee"

To-Wen – I Bonded With My Baby By Breastfeeding

I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply.

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Cortney – No Matter How Sick You Are, You Are Penalized

I work for a textile mill that has no sick days. We have 1 personal day a year. Vacation is scarce. The days are long and the work is hard depending on what machine you are running that day. Doctors’

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Margarita – I Can Be There To Support My Wife

My wife and I are ready to start our family. Thanks to both of our jobs having paid sick days, we are able to make it to all of our appointments necessary to make our dream of becoming mothers a

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Dwayne – Qualifying to Care

I donated a kidney to a non-relative.

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Lauren – Paid Leave and Financial Stability

“This time I had income coming in. We didn’t take years to recover. We didn’t almost lose our home.”

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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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Marie – Paid Sick Days and Screenings Save Lives

Marie Barboza works as a personal care attendant in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to support herself and her 13-year-old daughter. In all her years working in the medical field, and before that in factory jobs and grocery stores, Marie does not

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Jibril – Paid Sick Days a Relief

Jibril Wallace has been working at the same Safeway in Washington, DC, for 28 years, since she was a teenager helping her mother pay the bills. Now her income helps support her two kids, ages 18 and 8. Jibril has

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Maleni – Caring for Each Other Without Debt and Stress

As a recent college graduate with a degree in criminal justice and criminology, Maleni Mendoza Garcia combined her job search with the fight for paid sick days. She became involved with a community group called Take Action MN, and as

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Erin – The Security of Paid Sick Days

Erin Schmitz in Portland, Oregon, is the person who turns a beautiful wedding gown into one that actually fits. Brides-to-be admired her expertise, but likely had no idea it brought Erin low wages and only part-time hours; she held a

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