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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 »

Message to Sandberg: Lean forward

| February 9, 2012

In the wake of the news that Facebook’s Number Two, Sheryl Sandberg, might become a billionaire and therefore one of the richest self-made women in America after the company goes public, the New York Times featured a story about her growing power as a role model and inspiration for women’s advancement. More »

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

| April 8, 2011

This week the labor movement honored Dr. Martin Luther King, who died on April 4 defending workers in Memphis, with a National Day of Action for Worker's Rights. Here writer and WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Alida Brill reflects on our history. More »