Tag "paid leave"

Picture it: Paid Leave, the Movie

A scrappy band of workers, business owners, health care professionals, community groups, union members and legislators come together to pass a law so that all workers can earn time to care for themselves and their family members. This movie has

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FV@W’s Congratulates New Jersey’s Paid leave Expansion

Family Values @ Work congratulates our network partner, the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition, on today’s victory to strengthen their landmark Family Leave Insurance law. Research on New Jersey’s original law, implemented in 2009, showed that too many workers

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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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Lauren – Paid Leave and Financial Stability

“This time I had income coming in. We didn’t take years to recover. We didn’t almost lose our home.”

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Danny – Fathers and Those First Milestones

For me, and for many other men today, it’s important that the father be part of those first milestones.

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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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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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Sabra’s Story – Teachers Making It Work Without Paid Leave

I am a mom of two (5 and 2 year-olds) and work full time as a teacher in Nebraska. If you can have paid days saved up, my employer allows you to use them for maternity leave. But otherwise your

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