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Times Are Tough for Low-Wage Workers

For many workers, basics such as fair pay and sick time can be elusive, and many are beginning to speak up. Ashley Maddox boards a bus and heads to work at a South Beach restaurant, a chore that can take

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Workers seek right to use sick days for loved ones

To this day, Carolyn Pinkston says Aug. 16, 2009, was the worse day of her life. Early that morning, the 59-year-old single mother found herself without the comfort of loved ones when doctors removed from her brain a tumor that

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Proposed Miami-Dade Ordinance Would Require Sick Leave for Employees

A proposed Dade ordinance would allow all employees to earn paid sick time, a benefit 45 percent of local workers and 88 percent of restaurant workers currently do not get.   In Miami-Dade County, many service workers punch a time

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Miami Community Leaders Call for Earned Sick Time

Diverse coalition members emphasize urgency for earned sick time to help families, the economy and public health.

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COMMUNITY LEADERS CALL FOR EARNED SICK TIME IN MIAMI-DADE

Earned Sick Time Strengthens Economic Security for Working Families,

Saves Businesses Money, Boosts Economic Recovery

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Activists sick of working while sick

Christine Stancliff, a longtime janitor at Portland International Airport, called in sick last January when she thought she had a stomach flu, but her boss made her come to work anyway. Stancliff wound up working four days while unable to

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Campaigning for Care

Back in 2004, a presidential candidate acknowledged the changing organization of our care economy. “In one of the most dramatic shifts our society has seen,” explained George W. Bush in his final speech at the Republican National Convention, “two-thirds of

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Speaker Quinn: Listen to the Children

Children help deliver of 50,000 petitions to NY Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

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The Right to Care: State’s Paid Family Leave Turns 10

  When we found out we were expecting twins in 2005, my husband was a teacher and I worked for a small non-profit. We were overjoyed but anticipated a tight squeeze in our small, two-bedroom apartment, where we lived with

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Calling on the candidates to debate real family issues

Recently a group of about two dozen care-giving advocates, many of them children’s advocates too, gathered in a conference overlooking K Street to brainstorm about how to make care policies more prominent in the presidential campaign. There was a universal

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