Make Life Work

If the new Congress and a new administration want to get off on the right foot with hard-working families, they must commit to policies designed and proven to improve outcomes for young children. This National Work and Family Month, let's hold our candidates to a real commitment to hard-working families by demanding meaningful policy adoption and implementation. It's time to move from rhetoric to reality.
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Democrats are coming together -- regardless of the outcome of the primary elections -- to unite around a tough, concrete
The momentum for paid sick days is inspiring. As of today, thirty-two locations in the U.S. have won such policies, bringing access for the first time to more than ten and a half million people.
Overtime protections are a fundamental part of being a worker in America. If an employer asks you to put in extra hours at work, your employer should pay you extra, too, regardless of whether you receive an hourly wage or a salary.
It's not just about helping working moms and dads pay their bills.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Family Values @ Work has released a new playlist on Spotify called "Lead on Love" with songs about family, love, and caring.
This is not a handout that American working families are pleading for, but rather, as a country, this is our moral responsibility to begin putting family first and recognizing the human needs that families are being deprived of.
The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.
Many voters, who have made paid leave a priority, are asking elected officials and candidates my son's question: "Why wouldn't you support this?" Babies and cancer and ailing parents touch all of us. It's high time to make family leave available and affordable to every American.
Amber Gordon, Founder of the online community Femsplain, is giving a voice and resource to women through storytelling. The community-driven site posts stories from female contributors across a wide variety of topics allowing for issues to be raised, discussed and solved.
Progressives need to build the infrastructure and the foundation at the state level to lay the groundwork for policy wins -- now is the time to dig deeper into the states. We must make progress now and over the long-term to help families make ends meet.
Millennials are ambitious, and are willing to work for success. Career growth opportunities are rated at the very top of criteria for the selection of an employer.
I have bills to pay and a family to provide for but the more important question for me these days is -- at what price and what cost? I'm no longer willing to sacrifice my family and personal time just to keep others fat, rich and happy. What am I willing to do?
The EITC and Child Tax Credit help stop the falling dominoes that add up to poverty by going directly to moms and dads who are working hard and spending their hard earned cash right in their local communities, giving local businesses and the economy a big boost.
The United States is one of the few nations on the planet where paid family and medical leave or earned sick time is not the law of the land. In fact, only 12 percent of private-sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employers. Access to paid leave is particularly low among Hispanics, African Americans and low-wage workers.