Tag "working families"

Remember the Iceberg

When I see armed men carrying Nazi flags, raising stiff-arm salutes and spewing anti-Semitic chants, I picture my relatives in the town of Borisov in 1941 as soldiers herded them and the rest of the town’s Jews together and drove

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What’s Wrong with Comp Time? Ask Government Workers

Once again, Martha Roby (R-AL) has introduced the same discredited comp time bill that leaders in her party have been pushing for years. She’s joined by Senate bill sponsor, Mike Lee (R-UT). Misleadingly titled “The Working Families Flexibility Act,” H.R.

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Beware Phony Flexibility Bill

Politicians aren’t always smart, but they’re often shrewd. Say your party has been drawing a lot of heat and needs to show it’s doing something for working families. You read the polls and see what’s moving on the state and

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Worker Protests Force Puzder Withdrawal

Today’s news that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as the Secretary of Labor nominee shows the power of workers coming together with other activists to make themselves seen and heard. The development comes after weeks of rallies, press events, calls and

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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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Reject Trump’s Maternity Leave Scheme

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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Statement on U.S. Elections – What Will This Mean for My Family?

Family Values @ Work is rooted in the belief that everyone should be able to take care of their family — the people they love and care about. For each political development, families want to know: “What will this mean

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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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Paid Sick Days Needs to Cover Everyone

In honor of National Caregivers Month, we call on Philly leaders to pass the most inclusive paid sick days law.

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