Tag "Family Leave Insurance"

Time to Care for All of Us

On August 5, 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a law 9 years in the making, took effect. The FMLA brought huge change to workplaces across the country, ensuring for the first time that if you or your

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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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Trump’s Paid Leave Proposal Fails to Deliver for Working Families

Statement from Family Values @ Work The country urgently needs and wants a paid leave program. The mention of paid family leave in the president’s budget is a testament to the power of our movement and the overwhelming urgency and

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Victory for DC Paid Leave Campaign!

“We congratulate the DC Paid Leave Campaign, especially Jews United for Justice, for more than two years of activism to make DC the fifth location in the U.S. with comprehensive paid family and medical leave for all workers, following in

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Marching Toward Justice

Women’s rights are human rights — and women are many kinds of humans. We must defend all of us.

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We Need Laws that Support Our Families: DC Paid Leave Hearing

More than 100 witnesses made a powerful case that now is the time for paid family and medical leave in the nation’s capital.

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We Like Spotify’s Tune on Paid Leave!

Statement by Family Values @ Work Director Ellen Bravo, who was present at the announcement of Spotifly’s new policies: We’re delighted to hear Spotify is expanding their parental leave policy to six months fully paid for any parent of a

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#MissionPossible – and Necessary and Long Overdue

By Ellen Bravo If we listened to corporate lobbyists and conservative politicians, we’d spend our time dodging imaginary chunks of falling sky. Make sure all workers can earn paid sick days? Higher wages and equal pay? Protections for pregnant workers

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Dorcas’ Story – a home health aide and her dying mother

Last year my mother became ill. She lived out of town so I had to use my vacation time to go and care for her. After two weeks, I had to return to work because I had exhausted my accrued

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Affordable Family Leave: It’s About Time

Paid family leave insurance will help all workers be good parents to our children and good children to our parents without risking financial security.

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