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Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

No Person Should be 'Left by the Wayside'

No Person Should be

Earlier this month, we celebrated Labor Day, which was established to celebrate workers and their contributions to the strength and prosperity of the country. We celebrate teachers, nurses, restaurant workers, firefighters, and domestic workers, among innumerable other roles that exist to serve and protect all of us. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when […]

Brandon Askew - A Chicago Worker Who Cares for Family

Brandon Askew - A Chicago Worker Who Cares for Family

Name: Brandon Askew Home city: Chicago Organization affiliation: Action Now What kind of work do you do? “I currently work in a warehouse, boxing cups and getting them ready to ship.” What lessons have you learned from your jobs? “Nothing in life is free.” What do workers and families need to succeed? “Better pay. The […]