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Simona Grace Nov 29
In 1919, activists from around the world fought for policies to help working mothers. 100 years later, the United States remains the only developed nation without federally mandated . ⤵️
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Nadine Maenza Dec 6
Agreement would provide paid parental leave to 2.1 million civilian federal employees. It is hard to process what this means for families in America.
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Whitney Pesek Dec 2
More and more, men are taking time off to care for children, but women still bear the brunt of gendered expectations at work and at home. That's why a gender-neutral policy is so important.
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Rep. Jennifer Wexton Dec 6
I joined in urging that the House-passed provision for paid family and medical leave for ALL federal employees be included in the final NDAA. If we want to attract the best & brightest to a career of public service, we need to support .
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A Better Balance Dec 5
"The U.S. economy would reap more than $500 billion a year if women ages 25 to 54 were part of the workforce at the same levels as their German and Canadian peers who have access to family-friendly benefits" is good for workers and the economy!
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Kathleen Romig Dec 6
After 8 months of trying to find a bipartisan compromise on a new bill by Sens Cassidy/Sinema offers *not* paid leave but rather a loan that families would have to repay. See our updated analysis here:
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Simona Grace Nov 30
Financing paid leave by collecting future benefits early? Another financial penalty women have to pay for becoming mothers.
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Lindsey Boylan Dec 3
We need a federal policy and we need more caregivers - whether of children or ailing relatives - in office to make passage a priority in Congress.
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Main Street Alliance Dec 7
Want to offer to your employees, but it’s too expensive? Learn why we're fighting for a federal program + how you can get involved for an affordable -Join + register here for an intro webinar Dec 12th:
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Family Friendly Wisconsin Dec 2
"In WI...the median cost of assisted living is $51,600 per year. The median cost for nursing home care is $100,000 per year for a shared room." Senior citizen poverty is on the rise -- an issue that we can help fix by passing .
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Erin Macey Dec 7
Smart move, Congress. Paid leave is not only important to new parents, it’s a great tool for recruitment and retention!
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Main Street Alliance Dec 1
A good overview on -why we ONLY support coverage that's inclusive (of all family and types of care), affordable (social insurance costs spread across everyone), + meaningful (wage replacement actually worth taking):
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Patricia Cole Dec 6
I’ll take that trade! Some space cadets for huge benefit for federal employees’ families—& important step toward for all! Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers - The Washington Post
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Erin Macey Dec 7
We have about 37k federal jobs Indiana, making this one of the largest expansions in access to for Hoosiers.
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Nadine Maenza Dec 4
So proud of the work we have done at with and to support working families by making a priority. Its time has come!
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YangBanking Dec 6
🚨Comment & upvote frontpage article!🚨 Topic: Talking points: • Advocate min leave policy of 4 wks/yr for full-time workers • Give contractors paid time away from work Policy: Video:
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Lauren Hipp Dec 6
Space Force in exchange for for federal workers? File that under not-an-onion article.
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A Better Balance Dec 6
Nearly half of U.S. workers work in low-wage jobs. These workers often lack basic rights like and , especially in the South. We're fighting to change that.
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Dr. Comilla Dec 3
This is so true. and shouldn’t be a dream. Paying for 2 kids in daycare is well above our monthly mortgage payment. That’s if you can get even get into ! We told daycare at 8 wks pregnant, my daughter couldn’t start until she was 6 mos old!
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Jessica Mason Dec 4
Great story on an important new report, finding that men want to be involved in family caregiving as much as women, but face financial and cultural barriers - not only lack of adequate , but gendered stereotypes and perceived lack of acceptance at work.
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