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Who Makes Our Food?

January 27, 2015
More than 100 years ago, after Upton Sinclair worked undercover in Chicago meatpacking plants, he revealed the abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers in the industry—including the tragic story of a worker who fell into a rendering tank. Public reaction to his great book, “ The Jungle ,” forced...
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We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

January 26, 2015
The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
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Open letter, closed door in breastmilk bank controversy

January 23, 2015
For-profit corporation Medolac has announced the cessation of their plans to launch a Mothers Milk Co-op in Detroit, Michigan in response to breastfeeding activists’ demands for public accountability. As a Clinton Global Initiative to increase breastfeeding and economic empowerment in Detroit,...
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Is it a simple ear infection or a disaster waiting to happen?

January 20, 2015
Like many sandwich generation moms, I've been around the block when it comes to maladies of the ear. Both of my elderly parents are hard of hearing; and before my daughter reached 2nd grade, she had endured four ear surgeries. So I thought I'd seen it all. But the other day, I met a woman who...
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BINGO anyone? Play During the State of the Union!

January 20, 2015
This Tuesday night (tomorrow night!) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT President Barack Obama will be giving the 2015 State of the Union. In order to make watching fun, we've created a BINGO card to help you track whether or not the issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families are covered in the speech.
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Snow Day: On snowballs and lost pay

January 14, 2015
My kids went to bed last night hoping for a snow day, and they'll be thrilled to have one. I have to admit that I'm excited, too. But I can't help thinking of the parents and kids for whom this is not happy news. Kids who count on those breakfasts and lunches so they won't be hungry, and parents...
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How much is breastmilk worth?

January 12, 2015
What is the value of breastfeeding? The answer to this question usually includes a rundown of the myriad health benefits for mothers and children, reduced healthcare costs or the intangible emotional connection nurtured in the mother-infant dyad. Now, a new program by a company called Medolac has...
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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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