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FMLA 19 Years Later: Big Impact, Big Challenges

| February 15, 2012

Nineteen years ago, an American president signed into law a measure that acknowledged for the first time in our history that having a family shouldn’t cost you your job. The bill was the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the president Bill Clinton, the date February 5, 1993. What the FMLA guaranteed ... More »

A Child’s Holiday Wish

A Child’s Holiday Wish

| December 9, 2011

A troop of children visited Congress yesterday to deliver messages to lawmakers: "Please let my family stay together." More »

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

| September 13, 2011

The jobs plan President Obama presented to Congress this week recognizes that out-of-work women need targeted help. More »

Justice According to Jack Welch

Justice According to Jack Welch

| August 25, 2011

A federal court dismissed charges of discrimination against Bloomberg L.P. last week. Here, the director of Family Values @ Work analyses the logic behind this blow struck against women trying to balance work and family life. More »

Paid Sick Days in Connecticut—It’s About Time!

Paid Sick Days in Connecticut—It’s About Time!

| July 6, 2011

Governor Dan Malloy announced Tuesday that he had signed legislation providing Connecticut employees with paid sick leave. Activist and author Ellen Bravo and State Senator Edith Prague explain why this is a landmark moment for women and their families. More »

What It Will Take to Get to Equal Pay

What It Will Take to Get to Equal Pay

| April 12, 2011

Today is Equal Pay Day. April 12 symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010 in the United States. Here, activist and author Ellen Bravo explains what is at stake. More »

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

| May 20, 2010

The author, a Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumna, reports back from a Mother’s Day delegation in Phoenix to protest the state’s treatment of immigrant women. More »