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FMLA Anniversary Blogger and Op-Ed Roundup

FMLA Anniversary Blogger and Op-Ed Roundup

Public figures, working families and community allies are sharing their thoughts today about the benefits of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on its 20th anniversary and the need for paid sick leave. Check out some highlights from the MomsRising blogger carnival by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), President Bill Clinton and several labor leaders:

Tom Harkin: Sick Leave Is Essential for the Workforce

Bill Clinton: Why I Signed the Family and Medical Leave Act

Charlie Rose (MomsRising): MomsRising Members Share Their FMLA Stories (Pics included!)
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler: Make FMLA’s Promise Real—Together

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes: Celebrating 20 Years of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Veda Shook: Even the Most Committed Workers Need Sick Leave

Carol Joyner (Labor Project for Working Families): FMLA Was a Hard-Fought Victory, but There’s Much More to Do

AFT President Randi Weingarten: Teachers Celebrate FMLA, but Our Work Is Not Yet Done

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen: 75 Million Workers Are Counting on Us to Expand on FMLA

Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard: United Steelworkers Marks 20 Years of FMLA – Statement and Testimonials
Liz Watson (National Women's Law Center): Twelve Weeks and Twenty Years: Happy Birthday, Family and Medical Leave Act!
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