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Join us in wishing the Family and Medical Leave Act a happy 22nd anniversary! In this brief video, Carmen Berkley, director of the AFL-CIO Office of Civil, Human and Women's Rights, tells us why the FMLA is important and stresses the need for an additional paid sick leave law. Next week, the Senate will take up a bill introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to allow millions of workers to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time they could use to care for themselves or a family member. Similar bills are being introduced by state lawmakers all across the country. Guaranteed earned leave for hardworking Americans? That's something worth fighting for--and celebrating once we've won!

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