Tag "Family Leave Insurance"

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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Family and Medical Leave Insurance Funds: Think Heartland

Mention state funds to provide wage replacement during a family leave and most people think of states on one or the other coasts. But campaigns for family and medical leave insurance funds are moving to the heartland. Recently I was

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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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Vanessa’s Story

I have been back to work for seven months, and [have only] accumulated nine hours of [PTO] time . . . if I had not needed to exhaust all my accumulated paid time off for my FMLA, I would be able to take a couple of days for an emergency or even a day or two of vacation. As it stands I have no way of taking any time off with pay due to my past illness.

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