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Ley de Respuesta al Coronavirus ‘Familias Primero’ Nuevas leyes sobre los permisos pagados federales y lo que significan para nuestras familias

April 7, 2020
El miércoles, 1 de abril, entraron en vigor nuevas leyes sobre los permisos pagados de emergencia. Esto incluye los permisos pagados de emergencia por enfermedad y los permisos familiares pagados de emergencia. Si tienes algún problema o si necesitas más información sobre tus derechos, llama a la...
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New COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave is Now Available

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New federal paid leave laws and what they mean for our families

April 6, 2020
New, emergency paid leave laws went into effect on Wednesday, April 1st. This includes emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave. If you have a problem or want more information about your rights, our partners at A Better Balance have a free and confidential helpline at 1-833-NEED-...
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Moms rise in crisis: Your March MOMentum

April 3, 2020
As you know, this movement fights for essential, lifesaving, and long overdue rights for all women, moms and families every day -- rights like accessible, affordable healthcare and child care, paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, among others. Rights that are more important than ever in times of crisis like now.
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Tell Congress, we need the PAID Leave Act and we need it now!

April 2, 2020
This is all really hard. Our hearts are hurting for our families and our country. And, more than we need hand sanitizer in the time of COVID-19, we need access to paid sick days and paid family leave for everyone. Fortunately we have a start: Today is a historic day in the United States. That’s...
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Resources for Washington families!

Resources for Washington State families during COVID-19

April 1, 2020
These are impossible times. But amid the chaos and uncertainty of what's ahead, the best thing we can do is to support one another. The COVID-19 pandemic has had disastrous impacts on families across Washington. We have compiled a list of resources here to share with our members as they navigate...
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How to "Celebrate" Equal Pay Day in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020
We’re all feeling it — the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our loved ones and collective future, but we cannot ignore the many ways in which the coronavirus crisis is a gendered one, especially on Equal Pay Day – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.
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One COVID-19 Survivor Speaks Out

March 30, 2020
Bonita Applebaum* was living a pretty healthy life. She had recently lost quite a bit of weight, switched to a whole foods diet and was getting good exercise and managing her anxiety with more ease. When she woke up with a scratchy throat on March 10, 2020, she figured it may be a recurrent side...
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ by A Better Balance, 1/2

March 30, 2020
Congress passed, and the President has signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is effective from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Congress also passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is generally effective on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act amended FFCRA with respect to some sick time provisions and also provides expanded unemployment insurance benefits. Below are responses to some Frequently Asked Questions by workers about the new laws as they pertain to paid sick time. You can read A Better Balance’s statement about the passage of FFCRA and how we are fighting for additional protections, here.
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Tell Congress to BOOST and MAKE PERMANENT paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020
I’ll get right to the point: We have an emergency. The U.S. House and Senate will be voting soon, in a matter of hours, on the next COVID-19 package, and we need them to know we need *permanent* paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in the package. → Tell your members of Congress in the...
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