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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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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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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Dear Governor Cuomo: Women Leaders Are Hungry for Paid Leave

National women leaders call on NY governor to champion paid family leave insurance to benefit all New Yorkers and our country.

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Why I Hate That NyQuil Ad

I usually don’t watch ads on TV—that’s what DVRs are for. But when I do see live shows, say a Packers game or the nightly news, I catch that NyQuil ad every time. The one that says dads and moms

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Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online to call attention to family caregivers’ need for supportive workplace polices like the

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