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Connecticut Poised to Be First State with Paid Sick Days

Every vote matters – and everybody benefits when the people come together to work for protections for working families. We are proud of our member group in Connecticut, the Everybody Benefits campaign spearheaded by the Connecticut Working Families Party, for

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Why Regulations Can Help Your Business Grow

Economist Heather Boushey has this pithy summary on BNET today explaining why policies like paid sick days are good for business as well as for workers, families and public health. “What makes a city a great place to build a

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Rooting for Passage of Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia

Every night a second grade teacher washes the top cover of her reading couch because some child has had to come to class with the flu rather than staying home alone. A principal describes the number of high school students

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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Features Paid Sick Days Fight in Milwaukee

Paid Sick Days for the Working Poor: A Test for Democracy in Wisconsin Here’s the lesson from the recent political fight in Milwaukee: when democracy decides, paid sick days and working people win. A second lesson: when corporate lobbyists interfere

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Job Killers that aren’t

The L.A. Times opinion piece, Job Killers that aren’t, takes a closer look at the California Chamber of Commerce’s list of “job killing” bills and shows how the Chamber has been wrong in a number of cases, including paid sick

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CONGRESS INTRODUCES NEW BILL TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH, WORKERS AND SPUR THE ECONOMY

Healthy Families Act Builds on National Momentum for Paid Sick Days

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NEW AWARD FOR NATIONAL NETWORK FIGHTING FOR PAID SICK DAYS AND FAMILY LEAVE

Family Values @ Work Director Ellen Bravo Honored as “Visionary” by Ford Foundation

Recognized for Helping Working Families Achieve Economic Security

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The Healthy Families Act Introduced in Congress

Millions of Americans working without paid sick days face the impossible choice between caring for their health and that of their family, and keeping their paycheck or job. At a time when many families are worried about their financial security,

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Mother’s Day Pledge

A young single mom of three is fired for taking a day off to care for her sick child. A new mother signs up for the only maternity leave available, public assistance. A working mother is disciplined for taking time

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For Mother’s Day: Mom deserves flowers – and paid sick days

Via Washington Policy Watch: – Alex Stone, Communications Manager, EOI In my family, Mother’s Day usually includes an assortment of flowers, cards, candy and family time spent over sit-down meal. After all, Mother’s Day is an important day to honor

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