Tag "paid family and medical leave"

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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Refuse to be Silenced by Trump Budget Insults

It is insulting to be constantly told to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. President Trump’s budget proposal represents one of these insults. The budget he sent to Congress this week is pushing for the rich to get richer by

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Time to Honor Moms With Equal Pay and Paid Leave

Being a mother can be deeply rewarding: You get to spend time sharing your own expertise with little ones, while they push you to see the world from a different perspective. Yet, while those rewards are personally meaningful, they aren’t

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Megan – Rhode Island’s TCI Made Care Possible

Megan Lomba comes from a family of caregivers. Megan works at a nursing home in Providence, Rhode Island, and moonlights as a homecare provider. One of her sisters is a CNA and medical technician at the same nursing home. Another

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Dana – Paid Leave Shouldn’t Depend On Where You Live

Dana Ginn Paredes first met Lillian Ortiz during a union drive in 1999. Lillian was a server at a Japanese restaurant that Dana was helping to unionize. They didn’t start dating until later that year, but Dana says they soon

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DC Passed Paid Family and Medical Leave Into Law

We are thrilled that the DC City Council passed a comprehensive paid family and medical leave bill which will guarantee about 530,000 workers the ability to take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones without

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Reject Trump Policies That Set Families Back

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-Elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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Reject Trump’s Maternity Leave Scheme

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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