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Guest View: Earned sick time is a pro-woman policy

By Margot Dorfman Margot Dorfman is chief executive officer of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. I’ve met many women who left corporate America to start their own businesses, usually because of the lack of family-friendly work environments and fair

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Guest View: Earned sick time is a pro-woman policy

April 27, 2012 I’ve met many women who left corporate America to start their own businesses, usually because of the lack of family-friendly work environments and fair pay and promotion. When women started their own firms, they wanted to change

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Dunkin’ Donuts protest calls for sick days

April 25, 2012 NEW BEDFORD — A dozen protesters clad in bright orange T-shirts marched and chanted in front of Dunkin’ Donuts on Kempton Street today, calling for that corporation and others to provide workers with earned sick time. “Dunkin’

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Enfermarse puede ayudar la economía

Martes 24 Abril 2012 El día de enfermedad pago para los neoyorquinos, es un proyecto de ley municipal que ha sido apoyado por muchas organizaciones, sindicatos, fuerzas sociales y la mayoría de los concejales de la ciudad. Es una propuesta

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Working Moms’ Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care

April 20, 2012 The past week’s political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. Nearly half are their family’s primary breadwinner. What some feel is being lost in the

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Ellen Bravo on the Melissa Harris Perry Show

Valuing Women’s Work Ellen Bravo discusses how women’s work is valued in the United States and the public policies that promote family values. “Unlike Rush, I like to start with the facts […]  The United States is one of four

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An anti-family conservative agenda

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Ellen Bravo April 14, 2012   Comics and pundits alike spoof Mitt Romney for being out of touch with American voters. Yet, with poll after poll showing women favor President Barack Obama by large margins, the likely

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Stop the War on Mothers

It’s conservatives who refuse to remove barriers to mothers having time to care for their kids.

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Protesters Would Like Paid Sick Days at Capital Grille, Please

March 28, 2012 By now, it’s hardly a secret that restaurant employees go to work when they’re sick. But yesterday, a small group of protesters stood outside the Capital Grille in midtown in hopes of getting paid sick leave at

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