Tag "Story Bank"

Molly – Paid Sick Days Deliver Health and Goodwill

Molly Moon Neitzel owns Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, WA. Molly Moon’s has eight locations and employs 75 team members in the winter months, and as many as 200 in the summer. Before she opened, Molly wrote a

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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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Belinda’s Story

“I’ve gone from being confident about my future to being frightened . . . I have no financial stability. What was once a physical prowess I was proud of has been crippled by unforeseen events.”

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Fernan’s Story – Putting the family back into FMLA

My wife was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. As a human resource professional I have signed off on countless requests for family medical leave. Now I find myself submitting a request. I flashback to my wedding day twenty years

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Blue’s Story

“Later, my partner spent many difficult and painful hours alone recovering from surgery. I wanted to be there, but I no longer had any paid time available.”

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Lin’s Story

Early in 2012 my family and I were happy and excited to welcome a new grandbaby, but three weeks after delivery, my daughter was back in the hospital with MRSA.  She proudly serves in the US Air Force and with

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Leah’s Story

“Without paid sick days, my son would have died. . .”

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Tammy’s Story

“The financial strain of my leave was substantial but unfortunately its coverage wasn’t. I became very worried about how we would pay for all of our bills and still allow for my son to receive the care from the ones who know his needs best-my husband and I.”

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Alma’s story

“We don’t call in sick. Nobody has ever called in unless they were in the hospital”

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