Posts Tagged ‘working families

On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. FMLA provides eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a year. Workers have taken Family Medical Leave over 100,000,000 times (yup – a lot of zeros!) since FMLA was made the law of […]

By now you may have heard the news: the Maine Legislature will not take up a bill to provide paid sick days for Maine workers. Without support from some members of the labor committee the sponsor, Libby Mitchell, committed to making sure this committee doesn’t leave Maine people with nothing, proposed an amendment where workers […]

The federal Health and Education Committee is about to start a hearing on the Healthy Families Act – paid sick days for US workers. Rajiv Bhatia, from San Francisco’s department of public health, is on deck after the bill’s sponsor Representative Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Grayson. You can watch it live . And we’ll be […]

..They support L.D. 962 “An Act to Protect Family Caregivers” Among them: American Cancer Society, Disability Rights Center, Equality Maine, League of Young Voters, Legal Services for the Elderly, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Maine Center for Economic Policy, Maine Centers for Work and Community, Maine Children’s Alliance, Maine Civil Liberties Union, Maine Employment Lawyers […]

On May 7, Michelle Obama spoke at the Corporate Voices for Working Families Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The First Lady talked about balancing work and life and the importance of family friendly policies that benefit working families and strengthen the competiveness of American business. Corporate Voices for Working Families is the leading national […]