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New Study Underscores Support, Need for Paid Sick Days

Ask Manuel Acevedo what it means not to have job-guaranteed paid sick days and he’ll tell you: it hurts individual health, it hurts the public, and it costs jobs. Manuel drove a van for elderly and disabled passengers in Boston,

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Family leave insurance can help prime the pump for economic recovery

Via Washington Policy Watch Whether we’re in a recession or economic boom, almost all employees have family obligations. From planning the birth of a new baby, to taking care of an elderly parent,  to dealing with long term medical emergencies,

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Victory for New York Domestic Workers — and for All of Us

After six years of struggle by Domestic Workers United and their allies, the New York State Senate on June 1 passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights by a vote of 33-28. The bill requires overtime pay after eight-hour workdays

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H1N1 Victims More Likely to Get Pneumonia

It’s bad enough to have the flu. But turns out the flu also significantly compromises the immune system, making flu patients more vulnerable to pneumonia. We saw the worst case scenario of this last year: of those who died from

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