New Blueprint for US Workplace: Ellen Bravo on the Fight for Paid Family Leave

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 5:50 pm

When American workers finally get paid family leave, it’s no exaggeration to say that they’ll have Ellen Bravo to thank. Bravo, director of Family Values @Work, a 21-state coalition that is working to pass paid leave legislation at both the state and national level, has worked to organize women and men with this one policy goal for several decades. Bravo, who both wears her working-class identity proudly and can deliver data-driven talking points like a seasoned policy wonk, says that although the majority of employees are women working outside the home, most workplaces are still designed for men with wives at home.

 

Blame the Little Miss

By: Thursday April 24, 2008 10:30 am

If you’re a U.S. woman and aren’t getting paid for doing the same work as men, it’s your fault.

If you’re a woman and are overweight or smoke, you’re personally responsible for contributing to the sinking U.S. life expectancy rate.

If you’re a woman and you ask for the same pay for doing the same job as your male co-worker, you only have a small window of time to do so.

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