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Moms Thank Mayor for Prioritizing Children’s Health

January 9, 2015
Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto received a resounding thank you from about 300 volunteers, grateful that he is making children’s access to health insurance a top priority through the Healthy Together campaign. The goal of Healthy Together is to enroll 100 percent of children and youth in the City...
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Stop the Epidemic Flu Outbreak with Paid Sick Days!

January 9, 2015
We're facing a flu outbreak epidemic, but 44 million people in the United States are missing one of our most important tools to fight the flu: paid sick days!
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Is Your Pay Stuck? Let's Fix That.

January 6, 2015
We’ve heard for months that the economy is improving, except for one stubborn problem: workers’ wages aren’t rising the way they should be in a recovery. Productivity goes up, corporate profits go up, CEO pay goes way up—but most working people’s paychecks are stuck. What we haven’t heard as much about is how we can raise wages. The economy is not like the weather—it doesn’t just happen to us, and we don’t have to just sit and wait for it to get better. The leaders we elect make the policy decisions that can fix the economy. Now it’s our job to put enough pressure on them until they actually do.
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Leo McGarry's New Year Advice: Getting Out of the Hole Together

January 4, 2015
The second Friday before Christmas was like most of my days -- essentially -- but with some unique details. I was finishing up the update of my ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy , so I was making edits and chasing after approvals from various interviewees in...
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What's on your W2? Equality?

December 30, 2014
Wage discrimination is very difficult to prove, but a few years ago I did just that. You see, the person who earned more than me is now my husband. We met 9 years ago at Columbia University, and we graduated together with the EXACT same degree.
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Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2014
Happy holidays from all of us at the AFL-CIO. We wish you and your family a joyful, peaceful, healthy new year of justice and shared prosperity!
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QUICK signature needed to protect overtime pay!

December 19, 2014
Moms and dads are working extra long hours this holiday season, and many of them are not being compensated for it. Clearly our overtime protection laws need some fixing! Sign our open letter to the Department of Labor asking Secretary Perez to strengthen overtime protections.
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Three Ways to Raise Wages

December 10, 2014
For a lot of working people, this holiday season will be one of belt-tightening rather than shopping sprees. Let’s face it, our wages just aren’t keeping up the way they used to. Here’s a fact: Average income for the least rich 90% of us has been flat since the 1970s, although people are working...
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Moms & Dads say "Our families need the EITC & Child Tax Credit!"

December 3, 2014
Moms and dads from around the country have shared their positive experiences with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit with MomsRising. Read these stories and learn how vital these two tax programs are to working families.
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Help stop Congress from choosing wealthy corporations over working families and our economy

December 2, 2014
Some members of Congress want to give tax breaks to wealthy corporations and not families?! Not on our watch! Write Congress today and tell them to support an extension to the current EITC and Child Tax Credit
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