Tag "Healthy Families Act"

Get Real about Paid Sick Days

Have you seen the contest floating around Facebook called “Sick Just Got Real”? You’re supposed to send in a selfie or YouTube video answering a question such as this: “What’s your first thought when you hear the kids cough?” Those

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Calling for the Healthy Families Act

By Ellen Bravo When my husband and I moved to Milwaukee in the early 80s, one of us needed a job with health insurance. I applied to be a word processor at the phone company. It was a union job

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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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Family Advocates Call for Paid Sick Days as HHS Launches “National Influenza Vaccination Week”

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2009 Contact: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, 414-916-7078 Washington, DC: Today Family Values @ Work – a network of 14 state coalitions that supports strong health and family policies in the workplace – called on federal

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