Quick Facts on Paid Sick Days

For the 44 million Americans without paid sick days, a decision to stay home to care for a sick child or family member could jeopardize their job or family income. Read more »

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AAUW Issues: Paid Sick Days

Good for Employers and Employees CDC guidance urges employers that regardless of the size of their business or services provided they should encourage sick workers to stay home without fear […] Read more »

Page   |   January 16, 2014
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AAUW Issues: Work-Life Balance

FMLA: Unpaid Leave FMLA, signed into law in 1993, is a federal policy which provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave for eligible workers to take medical and […] Read more »

Page   |   January 14, 2014

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Read more »

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Live Blog Covers New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

  Update April 2, 2014: Jump down to the bottom to see the final update. Stakeholders have come to an agreement on a final draft rule to implement the Campus […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   11 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013
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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2013
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Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Is Getting an Upgrade

Students go off to college each year only to be confronted with violence in their classrooms, dorm rooms, student unions, and at social events. College-age women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   October 11, 2013

Quick Facts on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

AAUW supports federal funding and oversight of K-12 education, authorized regularly through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW lists and explains various policies […] Read more »

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AAUW Issues: Elementary and Secondary Education Act

As Congress and the administration contemplate reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – often referred to as No Child Left Behind – AAUW supports the following improvements to […] Read more »

Page   |   October 02, 2013