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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 »

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

| September 29, 2011

Following a thoughtful strategy, citizen advocates joined with city council members and business owners to design a paid sick leave ordinance enacted by a close-to-unanimous vote in Seattle. 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 »

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 »