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What’s Wrong with Comp Time? Ask Government Workers

Posted May 6th, 2013 by

This week, Martha Roby (R-AL) will introduce the same discredited comp time bill that leaders in her party have been pushing for years. Misleadingly titled “The Working Families Flexibility Act,” HR 1406 would permit private sector employers to offer compensation time in lieu of overtime pay to their hourly work force. At first glance the [...]

Labor Leaders and Working Women Celebrate 20 Years of The Family and Medical Leave Act! A Blog Carnival For One of Our Country’s Most Cherished Laws

Posted February 8th, 2013 by and

This blog carnival was updated several times, including on February 6, February 7 and February 8, 2013. You read that right. Its been 20 years since the United States passed job-protected, unpaid family medical leave for families to care for themselves during time of illness, or to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child. [...]

FMLA Was A Hard-Fought Victory, But There’s Much More to Do

Posted February 5th, 2013 by

Today we celebrate 20 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This ground-breaking legislation, signed into law by President Clinton, sent a powerful statement across the country about the role our government has in strengthening families. It said loud and clear that above all — family comes first! Historically, this has been the [...]

Happy Equal Pay Day!

Posted April 17th, 2012 by

I agree with those of you who were bothered last week by Hilary Rosen’s statement that ,“Ann Romney never worked a day in her life”.  But I think I would have been ok if she only added two words  - “for pay”.  (That is assuming Ann Romney never has worked outside of her home for [...]

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