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Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ruth Martin

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online to call attention to family caregivers’ need for supportive workplace polices like the national paid family and medical leave program the FAMILY Act would establish. The effort is being hosted [...]

National Family Caregiver Month Highlights Need to Value Women’s Work

Posted November 20, 2014 by Linda Meric

  by Rev. Harriet BradleyAtlanta, GA I am a woman of many skills and trades — I have been a school teacher, and served on the board of my school district’s union. I am a board member of 9to5 Atlanta. I am a Reverend, and like the Apostle Paul, who was a tentmaker to supplement [...]

Why working caregivers need paid leave

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ai-jen Poo

By the staff at Caring Across Generations. By caregivers, we don’t mean parents with children. We’re referring to the millions of Americans who are caregivers for aging parents, spouses, loved ones with disabilities, and any other family members or friends who require additional support and care to live independent, healthy lives. The numbers are dramatic: [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave

The Club Sandwich Generation Needs Paid Family Leave

Posted November 20, 2014 by Blue Carreker

In the spring of 2006, I received two phone calls while away from home at a conference. The first call informed me that my mother of 92 years would require a second amputation. The second call informed me that my younger son, a senior in high school, had been diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma…cancer.  My mother [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave

Showing Thanks for Family Caregivers This Month

Posted November 20, 2014 by Debra Ness

It’s November – a month many associate with Thanksgiving, the day next week when families and friends across the country will come together to celebrate the things they’re grateful for. But November is also National Family Caregivers Month, and tens of millions of women and men in this country who care for ill or older [...]

Paid Sick Days Needs to Cover Everyone

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ellen Bravo

There’s an old saying: “For want of a nail, a shoe was lost,For want of a shoe, a horse was lost,For want of a horse, a battle was lost,For want of a battle, a kingdom was lost,And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.” One small thing can lead to big consequences. In our [...]

Posted Under: paid sick days

Many Paths to Succeed

Posted November 19, 2014 by Liz Shuler

For a long time, we’ve assumed there was one path to success for America’s kids: College prep courses in high school followed by four or more years of a college education. But that formula leaves a lot of people out—like people whose families can’t afford college, those who can’t face the huge debt burden of [...]

Children in Detention: Observations from Immigration Court

Posted November 19, 2014 by Jennifer Podkul

By Amelia Bell On Behalf of the Women’s Refugee Commission   In September, I had the opportunity to observe immigration court proceedings for asylum seekers detained in the family detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico. I watched these proceedings via video conference from an Arlington, Virginia courtroom— thousands of miles away from the families in [...]

Posted Under: immigration