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What’s Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days?

We’re seeing a wave of wins for paid sick days because people need it, demanded it and built the capacity to win.

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New York’s Paid Sick Leave Bill May Serve As Model For U.S.

NEW YORK — When Juana Alvarez’s 14-year-old daughter contracted a blood infection five years ago, Alvarez took her daughter to the hospital, leaving her newborn baby at home with her husband, Abel. Abel took two days off from his pizzeria

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NYC deal gives juice to national paid sick leave campaign

New York City’s multi-year battle over paid sick leave may soon be at an end. On Thursday night, activists and city council members in America’s most populous city achieved a deal which would mandate workplaces with 15 or more full-time

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New York’s Paid Sick Leave Bill May Serve As Model For U.S.

NEW YORK — When Juana Alvarez’s 14-year-old daughter contracted a blood infection five years ago, Alvarez took her daughter to the hospital, leaving her newborn baby at home with her husband, Abel. Abel took two days off from his pizzeria

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Deal Reached to Force Paid Sick Leave in New York City

New York City is poised to mandate that thousands of companies provide paid time off for sick employees, bolstering a national movement that has been resisted by wary business leaders. A legislative compromise reached on Thursday night represents a raw

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Paid sick leave: The next liberal litmus test?

There’s a new must-support issue for ambitious Democrats across the nation: paid sick leave. And if you want to see how important it has become, just look to the current race for New York City mayor. Before Thursday, City Council

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Paid sick leave: The next liberal litmus test?

Providing paid sick leave for workers is rapidly becoming a national Democratic priority. Oppose it at your peril There’s a new must-support issue for ambitious Democrats across the nation: paid sick leave. And if you want to see how important

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NEW YORK CITY JOINS CITIES AND STATES WITH PAID SICK DAYS LAWS

One Million New Yorkers No Longer Forced to Choose between their Health and their Job

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Cindy’s Story

“I recently lost my mother . . . a holocaust survivor [who] ended up dying because [her] home care aide did not have paid sick time.”

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Dr. Jordan’s Story

“We need paid sick days so that people can really take care of their health . . . [one of my diabetic patients] ended up in the Emergency Room three times in one year for a serious infection that could have spread to his blood and killed him . . . because he didn’t have paid sick days.”

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