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The Real Barriers to Economic Security

Who said the following: “To my mind this is all wrong. The experience of the past proves conclusively that the best government is the least possible government. [This] new law would drive manufacturers out of the city and state.” a)  

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LANDMARK VICTORY FOR WISCONSIN WORKERS ON PAID SICK DAYS

Momentum Building Nationwide for Paid Sick Days Laws

Opposition Grows to Wisconsin State Bill That Would Overturn Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Law

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Landmark Victory For Wisconsin Workers On Paid Sick Days: Momentum Building Nationwide for Paid Sick Days Laws

  Opposition Grows to Wisconsin State Bill That Would Overturn Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Law MILWAUKEE—A historic decision this morning by the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals to uphold a Milwaukee city law that provides paid sick days to workers

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Around the country, supporters of paid sick days speaking out

Read recent op-eds from small business owners, physicians and working parents who want paid sick days in their communities.   Philadelphia InquirerThis boss doesn’t mind sick daysMarch 24, 2011http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20110324_This_boss_doesn_t_mind_sick_days.html New York Daily NewsThe fire’s embers still glowMarch 24, 2011http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/03/24/2011-03-24_a_fires_embers_still_glow.html New

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Huge Victory For Wisconsin Workers, Milwaukeeans Rally: State Legislature Seeking to Overturn Paid Sick Day Ordinance Approved by Voters, Courts

MILWAUKEE—Following this morning’s historic Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision to uphold the Milwaukee’s paid sick day ordinance, a broad coalition of Milwaukee Alders, working people, health care advocates and good governance groups rallied at City Hall.  The group gathered to

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Joseph’s Story

I sprained my ankle…I was limping around like Quasimodo across the dining room…

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Cinthya’s Story

[My son] had a seizure…I called my boss…He told me that he did not need me any longer.

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Mauricio’s Story

The boss started to make a lot of excuses to me…like if I take the days he’s going to fire me.

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Terri’s Story

…this has been a very good investment, one of many that you make in a business…it does show our employees that we respect them and we treat them actually like their family.

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Paul’s Story

…to me it seems like a fundamental right of everyone in a civilized society. If you are sick you need to get better.

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