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Paid sick leave helps workers and businesses

I’ll spare you the details — since you’ve likely been through a similarly undignified experience — but a bout of intestinal flu isn’t pretty. Hopefully you were able to do what I did: take a few days off work to

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The Equal Pay Opportunity Act

The Equal Pay Opportunity Act

January 22, 2015

From high-profile CEOs and movie stars to healthcare and retail workers, men consistently make more than women. Social scientists and economists have found clear evidence that gender-based discrimination persists – and is so deeply ingrained in culture and practice that

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How paid leave helps Rhode Island families succeed

By Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin As a state legislator in Rhode Island, I’m always thinking about how we can make our state a better place for families. We may be the smallest state in the country, but we’re taking

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Success in New Jersey! Paid Family Leave: Six Years Later

What happens to businesses after a state implements paid family leave? Do small businesses suffer? Are jobs harmed? Six years after New Jersey became the second state in the United States to approve paid family leave, Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, a

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Extend California’s paid family leave to the nation

By House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi By helping 1.6 million Californians balance family and work, our state has demonstrated the success of paid family leave – and now it is time for the rest of America to join us. Paid leave

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Powerful new video on the national fight for working families

Voices from the Front Lines – a powerful new video from Family Values @ Work – combines a series of real-life vignettes about the struggles of working families across the country. From new moms forced back to work days after

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New Jersey builds momentum for local and statewide paid sick leave laws

New Jersey may be in the news for bad politics, but on paid sick days, at least, they’re leading the way – a second city there just unanimously passed paid sick days. Newark’s win, the result of work by a

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Paid Family Leave: Can We Change The Maternity And Paternity Leave Debates To Include Everyone?

All over the world — in places as diverse as Sweden, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Switzerland, and Indonesia — legislators have realized that time with a child, without worry over a lost paycheck, is a right, not a frill. And in the US?

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Our changing workforce requires modern policies like paid sick days and family leave

Women have been a growing share of the workforce over the last several decades and now hold half of jobs. Research suggests that some women have joined the workforce in response to growing costs to support a family, particularly during

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Washington Work and Family Coalition kicks off campaign for Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Cross-posted from the Washington Work and Family Coalition: Tomorrow, the WA Work and Family Coalition will kick off a year-long campaign for expanding Family and Medical Leave Insurance in Washington state – and we need your support! Currently, Washington’s Family

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