Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Laws That Help Families Thrive

February, 2019 in ,

Recent polls coordinated by SiX in states across the country show that state policies that will help families thrive are overwhelmingly popular. SiX tested support for policies that would ensure equal pay, overtime pay, paid sick leave, paid family leave and childcare funding in North Carolina, Maine, Washington, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. Those opposed? […]

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The Labor Movement is #FightingforFamilies in Every State

February, 2019 in ,

By: AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler In her response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams encapsulated the sentiment of our current times when she said, “Under the current administration, hard-working Americans are falling behind, living paycheck to paycheck, most without labor unions to protect them from even worse harm.” […]

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While Federal Gridlock Dominates the News, State Legislators are Fighting for Families

February, 2019 in , ,

By Jessie Ulibarri, Executive Director of the State Innovation Exchange While many pundits and politicos have been focused on Washington this week, we at the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) are focused on the progressive legislators who are fast at work in state capitols advancing legislation to improve the lives of working families. That is why […]

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States Are Fighting for Families by Advancing Paid Leave, Building Momentum Toward a National Policy

February, 2019 in ,

By Ellen Bravo and Vicki Shabo Ellen Bravo is a co-founder and director of Family Values @ Work, a network of broad coalitions working for—and winning—policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance. Vicki Shabo is vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women & Families. When the Family […]

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