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Paid Leave Helps Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Cancer patients need a cure – and they also need paid leave. A new survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that paid leave makes a positive difference for people dealing with cancer, those who’ve

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Welcome, Hawaii and Nevada!

When Family Values @ Work started our network 14 years ago, we were a group of 8 state coalitions. That number has now grown to 27 with the addition of two new states! We’re delighted to welcome Hawaii and Nevada!

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Maryland Becomes Ninth State with Paid Sick Days

Statement by Family Values @ Work Co-Director Wendy Chun-Hoon “Persistence, power, political pressure – that’s what led to the paid sick days victory in Maryland today. We congratulate our member coalition, Working Matters, for holding their elected officials accountable to override

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Family Values @ Work Celebrates 2017 GameChanger Awards

An outspoken Congresswoman, a pioneering filmmaker, a proud local troublemaker, a union that shows up in our campaigns across the country, a community group that’s boosting Latino voter engagement, and a business owner whose employment practices are as good as

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Family Values @ Work Mourns Passing of Founding Board Member, Martha Baker

Martha Baker was a founding board member of Family Values @ Work and a leader in the fight for paid sick days in NYC and paid leave in the state. She passed away on September 15. Martha will always be

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Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Communities Need Paid Leave Now!

As the White House continues to push its ban on transgender military members, we must take a stand to support and celebrate our trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities. It’s not just about being united to fight the bad and

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Time to Care about Unions

“As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead, Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread. Small art or love or beauty their drudging spirits knew, Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses,

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Remember the Iceberg

When I see armed men carrying Nazi flags, raising stiff-arm salutes and spewing anti-Semitic chants, I picture my relatives in the town of Borisov in 1941 as soldiers herded them and the rest of the town’s Jews together and drove

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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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