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Value All Care and Every Family

You seldom see legislators tear up as they argue for a piece of legislation. But that’s what happened recently when Connecticut state senators made the case for a paid family and medical leave bill, leading with stories from their own

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Let’s Talk About Paid Family and Medical Leave

October is National Work & Family Month, making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of paid family and medical leave. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a

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The Gifts Mothers Really Want

Mothers want candidates and elected officials to make sure family values don’t end at the workplace door.

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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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A National Policy Win for Military Families

The Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of 14 state coalitions working on policies such as paid sick days and affordable family leave, applauds the inclusion of expanded caregiving time for military families in the National Defense Authorization Act

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New Report: Unions Increase Access to Family-friendly Policies

The Labor Project for Working Families and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education recently released a report showing that unions have a positive impact on family-friendly workplace policies like paid family leave, paid sick days, family health

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