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

February 6, 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 5, 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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Are the Best States for Workers Also the Best States for Business?

August 30, 2018 in , , , ,

By: Michelle Sternthal, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America Popular rhetoric in the U.S. pits workers against businesses. How often does one hear, “Worker protections saddle businesses and stall the economy! Increasing the minimum wage will scare away businesses! Regulations kill jobs!” In so many policy conversations, we are told that labor laws must be […]

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Fighting for Families Means Fighting for National Paid Family and Medical Leave

February 5, 2018 in , , , , , ,

As part of SiX’s 2018 #FightingForFamilies Week of Action, Vicki Shabo, the vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote a guest blog commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and explaining the importance of fighting for a real national paid family and medical leave plan that doesn’t leave anyone behind.  […]

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SiX Releases 2016 End-of-Session Legislative Report

July 1, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As we look back at 2016 legislative activity in statehouses across the country, and as partisan gridlock in Washington keeps Congress at a standstill, it’s clear the most important policy fights have shifted to the states. This year, progressives and conservatives continued to battle at the state level over laws that will impact our lives […]

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