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Leading the Way: Unions as Family-Friendly Employers

October 15, 2010
We know the value of unions to working Americans: unionized workers make more money, have more access to pensions, receive better health insurance, and have safer workplaces. Less known but equally critical is that unionized workers also receive more generous family-friendly benefits – union...

Lovin' Life, even when work life balance gets crushed for a single mom by a deadbeat dad

October 10, 2010
On a business trip to Chicago this past spring I got a new lesson in work life chaos and the crucial need for flexible working arrangements from a high school friend who is raising two boys in the shadow of a deadbeat dad scenario.

Moms turned inside out

October 6, 2010
Do you compare your insides to other people’s outsides? Most of us do, even though we know better. We’re social creatures. It’s natural to make comparisons. But we rarely get to glimpse other people’s insides . When we make our comparisons, we inevitably wind up comparing how we feel to how other...
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Virtually Perfect Work

October 1, 2010
I work from home. So do all the people who work with MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org , the two organizations I co-founded. It works great for us and has for years, and so, when I read that the number of U.S. telecommuters dipped to 8.7 million in 2009 from 9.2 million in 2006 (according to the IDC, a...
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Babies in… Parliament?

October 1, 2010
Licia Ronzulli, a member of the European Union's Parliament from Italy, with her baby. Licia Ronzulli, a member of the European Union's Parliament from Italy, sat poised and focused in her parliamentary seat. Her right hand raised in a vote, her left hand turning a page on her desk, and wrapped...

Top Companies for Working Mothers

September 30, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Your (Wo)Man in Washington welcomes guest blogger Alisa Gilbert who writes on the topics of bachelors degree . She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alisagilbert599 @ gmail.com ...
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Married, With Children? Not for Women in Management

September 28, 2010
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s new glass ceiling report on women in management was just released by the Joint Economic Committee , and the news is bad. In a comparison of the years 2000 and 2007, women comprised 49% of non-managerial workers in both years, but their representation in...
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Warning bells are ringing

September 28, 2010
I recently got an email from a blog reader who said she had been obsessively reading and re-reading my first post , and all the comments that followed it. After years of managing what sounds like a challenging career and raising young children, she said she feared she was on the verge of a nervous...
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Musings on the Pursuit of Happiness and Work-Life Balance

September 28, 2010
LOUISVILLE, KY -- As I mentioned on my blog MotherTalkers , I was a speaker at the Coffee Party Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Before I delve into day two of the conference, I have some leftover pics and stories from the previous night . There was a bipartisan panel in support of the Fair...
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If You Play Fair, They Should Pay Fair: Why the Women's Wage Gap Persists

September 24, 2010
Originally posted on RH Reality Check There’s a lot of talk this week about the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) and its chances for passage as Congress is set to adjourn, and head home for campaign season. The act is a necessary next-step piece of legislation when it comes to protection against gender-...

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