Tag "paid sick leave"

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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Arizona’s New Paid Sick and Safe Days Law Recognizes All Families

As our communities are processing the election results, many are afraid of losing access to basic needs, being separated from loved ones, and experiencing further cultural isolation. Remaining connected to family during these frightening and uncertain times is critical. Family

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Marie – Paid Sick Days and Screenings Save Lives

Marie Barboza works as a personal care attendant in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to support herself and her 13-year-old daughter. In all her years working in the medical field, and before that in factory jobs and grocery stores, Marie does not

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Jibril – Paid Sick Days a Relief

Jibril Wallace has been working at the same Safeway in Washington, DC, for 28 years, since she was a teenager helping her mother pay the bills. Now her income helps support her two kids, ages 18 and 8. Jibril has

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Paid Sick Days Helps Cities Thrive

I live in Milwaukee. Every so many years city leaders will launch a contest for a new logo, a new slogan. For a while we were “a great city by a great lake.” Lots of time and advertising dollars to

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Activists, Business Leaders, and Elected Officials Calling for Guaranteed Paid Sick Days

Family Values @ Work Coalitions Coordinate National Days of Action to Call for Healthy Families Act WASHINGTON, DC—Paid sick days activists in Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of coalitions in 24 states working to pass paid sick days

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Why I’m Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

As a student at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Cantare Davunt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. As a Walmart associate, she’s an activist fighting for decent wages, full-time hours, predictable schedules and dignity at work. Like many college graduates

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Let’s Talk About Paid Family and Medical Leave

October is National Work & Family Month, making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of paid family and medical leave. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a

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Lisa’s Story

“As a single mother and sole provider in my house, getting sick was not an option for me.”

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Carlos’ Story

“I did not want to lose my job, so I had to work while sick and put the public and my co-workers at risk. Days later, a colleague of mine did get the flu from me and I worry who else was infected from working while sick.”

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