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Tener Días de Enfermedad Pagados Es Importante Para Mí

August 22, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Tener días de enfermedad pagados es importante para mí como madre. Soy una madre soltera que siempre recibe esas llamadas angustiosas de la escuela cuando mi hijo está enfermo: “Tu hijo esta enfermo, necesitas recogerlo inmediatamente.” Mi hijo tiene...
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Nadie Gana cuando Los Trabajadores Inmigrantes de Bajos Recursos no Tienen Días Pagos de Enfermedad

August 21, 2014
Como una de 11 hijos en una familia de inmigrantes agricultores, trabajé en las granjas de la valle central en California durante condiciones muy duras en los años 50 y 60, antes de que la movilización de Cesar Chávez nos ayudará. Estar enferma o herida o mostrar alguna señal de síntomas de...
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¡Ya es hora que tengamos protecciones básicas para las trabajadoras domésticas!

August 21, 2014
Mi nombre es Luz Amelia Arevalo, y soy una trabajadora doméstica profesional en el área de Los Ángeles, California. Debido a la necesidad económica, mi propia familia y nietos viven muy lejos. Yo cuido a los hijos de mis jefes, y los amo tanto como amo a mis propios nietos. Hay muchas mujeres como...
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Por qué necesitamos permisos de ausencia por enfermedad pagados

August 21, 2014
Las madres no deberían de escoger entre sus trabajos y la salud de sus familias. Pero frecuentemente, compañías obligan a las mujeres tomar esta decisión. Lo sé porque me pasó a mí. Estuve embarazada con mi segundo hijo cuando trabajaba para un centro de llamadas de T-Mobile en Nashville, Tennessee...
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Mothers, Democracy and Hurricane Iselle

August 13, 2014
The following post, with minor modifications, was first featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser as an op-ed last week, right before Hawaii’s state primary. The first sentence of the editorial read: " As this primary season comes to an end.. ." But the primary season did not end on Saturday as...
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Paid Leave: A No-Brainer for Businesses and a Lifesaver for Workers

August 4, 2014
Could it be that workers whose employers offer leave benefits actually end up getting sick less often because they are happier? Senator Al Franken (D-MN), tongue firmly in cheek, proposed this “radical” idea at a hearing on paid leave held by the Senate Health Economic Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families.
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Summiting Together

July 21, 2014
The White House Summit on working families was last month, but we’re still riding the high of the momentum and energy cultivated at such a groundbreaking event. The fact that our nation’s leaders dedicated an entire day to issues that MomsRising members have been working on since we were founded in 2006 is huge.
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The Great Work Cultures Initiative: Raise a Big Tent, Invite a Million Friends

July 15, 2014
I became aware of the huge bias against mothers in hiring, wages and advancement over a decade ago. In response I co-founded with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. As I learned more and more about work that was compatible with parenthood it became clear that all the practices that are good...
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Great Work Cultures Big Tent Initiative -- Moving from Command and Control to Respect and Empower

July 7, 2014
Turns out that pretty much all the good work culture practices that are good for moms are good for everybody. And movements are more powerful when they inspire everybody!
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Celebrating Connecticut’s Paid Sick Days Law

July 1, 2014
“I had to drive the school bus with the H1N1 virus. I am the sole provider for a family of four, so losing that one week of income was horrible.” – Wanda, Connecticut “As a union stewardess I saw a manager tell a bus monitor that she "didn’t care that she’d have to find another family member to...
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