Tag "Paid Leave"

Why Paid Sick Days And Paid Leave Are Crucial For Black Workers

As we take time this month to focus in on Black history, let us acknowledge a reality that is often overlooked in Black communities: Black workers need paid leave. Here’s the reality: nearly 40% of Black workers do not have

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Standing By Our Values On Valentine’s Day

Feb 14th is normally a day to celebrate our relationships, and the one I have with my partner has been one of the healthiest relationships I’ve been able to grow. We share values around respect, communication, encouraging each other’s growth

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To-Wen – I Bonded With My Baby By Breastfeeding

I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply.

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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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Welcome, Hawaii and Nevada!

When Family Values @ Work started our network 14 years ago, we were a group of 8 state coalitions. That number has now grown to 27 with the addition of two new states! We’re delighted to welcome Hawaii and Nevada!

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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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Dwayne – Qualifying to Care

I donated a kidney to a non-relative.

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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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