Tag "New York"

States With Paid Leave

When you compare the United States to other industrialized nations, you probably don’t expect to discover that the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that does not provide paid family and medical leave to its workers.

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Activists, Business Leaders, and Elected Officials Calling for Guaranteed Paid Sick Days

Family Values @ Work Coalitions Coordinate National Days of Action to Call for Healthy Families Act WASHINGTON, DC—Paid sick days activists in Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of coalitions in 24 states working to pass paid sick days

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Fernan’s Story – Putting the family back into FMLA

My wife was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. As a human resource professional I have signed off on countless requests for family medical leave. Now I find myself submitting a request. I flashback to my wedding day twenty years

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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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Gavin’s Story

“. . . we have decided to move up to Montreal, Canada next year to start a family [because] we will get Paid Family Leave . . . having Paid Family Leave means that we’ll be able to spend that first essential time with [our] children . . . and really be able bond with them properly as infants [during those] first precious one to six months . . .”

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Araby’s Story

“We see [paid sick days] as part of our larger mission of sustainability. We’re going to contribute to a better Brooklyn and a better New York City.”

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NYC Coalition Relaunches Paid Sick Days Campaign

An expanded and re-energized coalition urged New York’s City Council to pass a revised paid sick days bill to help families in this tough economy.

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Toya’s Story

[My boss asked] What’s more important, your children or your job?

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Caroline’s Story

I had a very sympathetic employer…I think it is unfortunately rare.

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Lara’s Story

Back in Australia…I had the first four months with my daughter at home.

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