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  • One Year Later: A Stronger Seattle

    Seattle’s paid sick days law was signed two years ago today, and a new report reveals some great news about the strength of the city’s job market and its businesses since the law took effect one year ago. 

  • Victory for Home Care Workers and the Nation

    Today, in a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the nation, the Labor Department issued regulations that will extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers. 

  • Honoring America’s Grandparents

    Grandparents Day is a time to celebrate grandparents and the many ways they support and unite our families. It’s also a moment to consider whether we as a nation are doing all that we can to honor their contributions. 

  • A Bittersweet Labor Day

    Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the enormous contributions of working people in this country. It is also a time for those of us who seek fairness and equality for all workers to consider how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.

  • An Unfinished Agenda

    It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.

  • A Day to Remember, A March That Must Continue

    On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.

  • When is a Supervisor Not a Supervisor?

    In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could have a chilling impact on victims of harassment and America's civil rights laws.

  • Ensuring Fairer, More Family Friendly Workplaces for All

    People across the country experience the challenges that come from our nation’s outdated workplace policies. But the strain between responsibilities at home and on the job is especially acute when a baby is born or a new child arrives.

  • Two Decades of the FMLA: 100 Million Stories and a Strong Case for the Next Step

    Twenty years ago today, for the first time in our nation’s history, tens of millions of people had the right to take time away from work to address the health and caregiving needs we all face at some point in our lives.

  • Fair Pay Depends on a Fair Minimum Wage

    People across the country are rallying in their communities and online today to mark the four-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, and to call on Congress to prioritize passage of a measure that would help bring it up-to-date.

  • Advancing a Women’s Economic Agenda

    It’s no surprise anymore that women are essential engines in our national and family economies. Women are nearly half of the workforce, breadwinners in two-thirds of households, and primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. Women and families across the country know this reality well.

  • Rhode Island Legislature Makes Paid Leave History!

    Today, the Rhode Island legislature became the third in the nation to pass a law that guarantees workers paid time off to care for seriously ill family members and new children.

  • Advancing the Nation’s 75-Year-Old Vision of Fair Workplaces

    Seventy-five years ago last week, the nation celebrated a major victory for women and families when the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law.

  • A Tremendous Step Forward for New Yorkers and Our Nation

    Early this morning, the New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — taking a significant step forward for the country in giving workers this fundamental and common sense right.

  • Victory for Equality!

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a historic victory for same-sex couples and our nation’s promise of equal protection under the law.

  • Progress for Working Families Sweeps the Nation

    From Connecticut to Oregon to Hawaii, lawmakers in states across the country are stepping up to pass proposals that increase working families’ ability to be responsible employees and family members without sacrificing their financial stability.

  • Family Leave Meant a Strong Start for My Son, My Family and Me

    Eight years ago, our first son was born. Like many, I found becoming a parent to be an amazing, life-changing experience.

  • Bloomberg's Veto Will Not Stop Paid Sick Days in New York City

    Today, despite the tremendous benefits paid sick days would have for the city’s working families, businesses, economy and public health, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the paid sick days bill passed by the City Council last month.

  • New Preemption Law in Florida Strengthens Imperative for National Paid Sick Days Standard

    Florida Governor Rick Scott handed the organized business lobby a victory today, and the losers are workers, local governments and the fundamental principle of democracy in Florida.

  • The Equal Pay Act Turns 50: The Times They’ve Been a-Changin’

    1963 was a year of great change for our country. Martin Luther King, Jr., said the words “I Have A Dream,” President John F. Kennedy and civil rights activist Medgar Evers were assassinated, Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique first hit bookstore shelves and the Equal Pay Act was signed into law.

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