Tag "Paid Sick Days"

Austin City Council Passes First Paid Sick Time Policy in Texas, U.S. South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sam Robles, sam@workersdefense.org, (512) 466-9258 Bo Delp, bo@workersdefense.org, (202) 341-7191 Policy creates opportunity for all working families to earn paid sick time with private employers Ordinance passes 9-2 Austin, TX – Today, Austin City Council passed

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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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Cortney – No Matter How Sick You Are, You Are Penalized

I work for a textile mill that has no sick days. We have 1 personal day a year. Vacation is scarce. The days are long and the work is hard depending on what machine you are running that day. Doctors’

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Margarita – I Can Be There To Support My Wife

My wife and I are ready to start our family. Thanks to both of our jobs having paid sick days, we are able to make it to all of our appointments necessary to make our dream of becoming mothers a

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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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Maryland Becomes Ninth State with Paid Sick Days

Statement by Family Values @ Work Co-Director Wendy Chun-Hoon “Persistence, power, political pressure – that’s what led to the paid sick days victory in Maryland today. We congratulate our member coalition, Working Matters, for holding their elected officials accountable to override

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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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Defend Democracy and Reject Sham Flex Legislation!

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 25 state coalitions in the Family Values @ Work network vowed to fight HR 4219, a bill introduced this week by Representative Mimi Walters that would undermine paid sick days protections and the democratic process. Crafted by corporate

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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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