Tag "Paid Family Leave"

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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Mother’s Day advice for the women Ivanka Trump forgot

So here’s some advice for all of us on Mother’s Day. Be bold by joining with others to resist this administration’s assaults on women and families.

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Leaning On Each Other: A Story and Call to Action

“How’s that jade plant doing?” Joe* asked me as we sat down at his kitchen table for our weekly visit. “You said you put it in a westward facing window, right? It should be getting way more light than mine

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ABC’s “Black-ish” is Bullish on Paternity Leave

When was the last time a popular TV show took on the issue of paternity leave at all, much less in the same episode as pregnancy discrimination? Three cheers for “black-ish” for doing just that. Dr. Rainbow (Bow) Johnson, an

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Why Tax Credits for Business Won’t Get Us Paid Leave

It’s great to see people from all political camps talking about paid leave. Caring for babies, recovering from surgeries, and helping ailing partners or parents affects nearly everyone. But the devil is in the details and some of these proposals

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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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D.C. Council Should Show LGBTQ Workers Support with Paid Leave Bill

On Dec. 6, 2016, the D.C. Council voted to advance the Universal Paid Leave Act, a bill that would provide workers with paid family and medical leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill loved one,

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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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