Tag "paid family and medical leave"

Twenty-Five Years After the Passage of Family and Medical Leave Act, Better Policies Are on the Horizon

America’s evolving family policies are having real impacts on people’s lives. Taking Leave is a Better Life Lab series marking the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. When I was expecting my first child in 1977, there

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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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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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Momentum Swells for Expanded Definition of Family to Recognize Chosen Family

Momentum Swells for Expanded Definition of Family as Three Largest U.S. Cities Recognize Chosen Family in Paid Sick Days Policies State Actions since mid-2016 have Expanded Legal Right to Sick Days to More than Ten Million People Contact: Kayla Ermanni,

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FV@W Welcomes Texas as Our 25th State!

Work Strong Austin Launches Earned Sick Days Campaign We are excited to welcome Texas as the 25th state in the Family Values @ Work network of coalitions. Just as the momentum and support grow for paid time to care, so

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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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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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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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Family Values @ Work Congratulates Washington’s Paid Leave Win

Today’s paid family and medical leave victory is a huge win for Washington’s working families. It also sends a signal to the rest of the country that when lawmakers from across the aisle are willing to talk and listen and

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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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