Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Working Families Story Bank – Melvena’s Story

The Working Families Story Bank is a collection of story portraits of workers and employers across America. Presented by the Family Values @ Work Consortium, a national network of 14 regional coalitions, the Story Bank focuses on narratives about paid sick days and affordable family leave. Many of the stories reveal the human consequences of current workplace policies. Other stories show the promising practices of employers who support the dignity of their workers and staff through their workplace policies.

One story is that of Melvena, a Senior Program Manager for a social services agency. She is happy to have paid sick days as they allow her to take care of herself and her family while being relieved of the worry and financial burden of not receiving her pay.

Please listen to Melvena and others from Pennsylvania tell their stories in their own words at the Working Families Story Bank.

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