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Schedules That Work for Workers

August 12, 2014
A few weeks ago, President Obama convened a White House Summit on Working Families, an event attended by national leaders in business and labor. The event was designed to put the issues of working families under a national spotlight. I was proud to participate in this event, representing the AFL-CIO and millions of workers throughout the country, and I wrote at the time that collective action following the summit would be the true measure of the summit’s success. While the summit brought much-needed attention to urgent issues facing working families, we need real solutions to help us meet the...
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Pregnant Police Officer in Florence, KY Pushed Off the Job Due to City Policy

August 5, 2014
Office Lyndi Trischler is pregnant, lives with her one-year old daughter, and will soon have to move out of an apartment she can no longer afford because she’s been pushed out of her job. This is all because her employer, the City of Florence, Kentucky, will not permit any City employees to work with medical restrictions, unless they have been injured on-the-job.
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Paid Leave: A No-Brainer for Businesses and a Lifesaver for Workers

August 4, 2014
Could it be that workers whose employers offer leave benefits actually end up getting sick less often because they are happier? Senator Al Franken (D-MN), tongue firmly in cheek, proposed this “radical” idea at a hearing on paid leave held by the Senate Health Economic Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families.
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Expanding Social Security is a Women’s Issue – Let’s Fight Back Against Cuts and Protect Our Future

August 2, 2014
This week, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report about Social Security’s finances. As usual, opponents jumped all over it, sounding the alarm bells and calling for drastic cuts. But they got it all wrong: rather than cutting Social Security we need to expand it in ways that would benefit everyone, and particularly women, who rely on the program so much.
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Rep. Ryan's Poverty Plan - Reactions and Resources

August 2, 2014
Easy links to learn about Ryan's poverty plan - and the hard questions that must be asked about it.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

Professor Epstein Wants People to Take Jobs at 2 Cents an Hour

August 2, 2014
Extreme opposition to fair wages knows no bounds - and has proponents in Congress; but in the real world, the Live the Wage challenge shows how badly an increase is needed.
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Not just one mother's battle

August 2, 2014
Today's is the first day of 2014 World Breastfeeding Week. Just earlier this year, Iowa Public Radio broadcasted a remarkable story about Linda Eaton. Eaton was an Iowa City Firefighter. Thirty-five years ago, she continued to breastfeed her child at work against orders from her supervisor, and a breastfeeding discussion was launched locally and gained national attention.
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¡Anunciando Ganadoras del Sorteo! - Celebrando lanzamiento de MamásConPoder!

August 1, 2014
Queremos agradecer a todas las personas que participaron en el sorteo de MomsRising.org para celebrar el lanzamiento de nuestra nueva página en español MamásConPoder.org . Tuvimos una respuesta extraordinaria por parte de toda la comunidad, mucha gente participó en el sorteo de dos regalos grátis, cada uno con una bolsa de mercado y aretes de Women's Peace Collection , una hermosa pulsera de The Orphaned Earring , y una camiseta y botella para el agua con el logotipo de MomsRising. Hoy tenemos el gusto de anunciar a las dos ganadoras de los premios: Indhira Baez and Viridiana Montesino ¡...
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Living on $7.25: A Challenge for Us All

July 30, 2014
To highlight just how difficult it is to live on $7.25 – around $15,000 a year for a full-time worker – a host of advocacy groups including MomsRising and the National Employment Law Project (where I work) has issued a challenge: try it.
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