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The Republican Plan for Paid Family Leave: Cannibalize Social Security

That so-called “pro-family” agenda of today’s Republican party? Not so much. Their latest idea: cannibalize Social Security to fund paid family leave, and have parents work longer into old age (or take lower benefits). It’s a backdoor attempt, both shrewd and

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Retirement Security, Social Security

The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave: Shelby’s Story

One woman’s story about losing her wages and nearly losing her home when she had to take a short leave to care for her daughter and her dad. Shelby Ramirez – a mother of two, caregiver, full-time worker and student

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Time to take care of our own: Let’s pull ourselves into the 21st century, America

The United States is one of four countries in the world that doesn’t offer new moms paid maternity leave. Pakistan has better maternity leave policies than us.  Now, I can be an American exceptionalist as good as the next girl,

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman: Invest in Paid Family Leave

A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously ill or elderly relatives. Tom Nides served as Deputy Secretary of State and recently

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Business Leaders Voice Support for the FAMILY Act

Last week, the FAMILY Act, a bill that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, was introduced to Congress for the first time. The National Partnership for Women and Families joined together with more than 415

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

The FAMILY Act is Badly Needed to Update the Outdated Workplace Policies That Are Hurting America’s Families

Most Americans have no access to paid leave when babies are born or serious personal or family medical needs arise, but that will change when Congress passes the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. This badly needed legislation was

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Federal Priorities for Work & Family Policy

Federal Priorities for Work & Family Policy

August 26, 2013

The Work and Family Agenda A new baby, a bout of flu, or a cancer diagnosis too often leads to a family crisis. Forcing workers to choose between their job and their health, or that of a loved one, is

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days
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