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Rhode Island

WECareRI, which stands for Workers and Employers Care for Rhode Island, is a growing coalition of businesses and advocates anchored by Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. In 2013, WECareRI celebrated a major victory, when Temporary Caregivers Insurance passed into state law, making Rhode Island the 3rd state in the country to have paid family leave. Temporary Caregivers Insurance provides income during an employee’s leave to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously injured relative. Now employees can face a serious life event without jeopardizing his or her family’s economic security.

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Labor groups renew push for paid sick leave

The last time Manuel Cardenas fell ill, the 24-year-old single father had no choice but to report for work. His employer, a security contractor, doesn’t offer sick pay to part-timers like Cardenas, he said, and he can’t afford to lose

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Philadelphia Will Continue Its Fight for Paid Sick Days

By Marianne Bellesorte Brotherly Love? Check. Sisterly Devotion? Check. Earned Sick Days? Not So Fast. It’s the stories that I keep coming back to. The story of a cook who was hit by a bus and hit with an eviction

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Local Florida Officials Say No Attacks on Local Control

Conservatives favor local control – except when they disagree with the outcome.

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Paid Sick Days, good for families, good for business

When some working moms and dads wake up in the morning feeling sick, they don’t just worry about calling the doctor. They worry about calling the boss. Why? Roughly 40 percent of Vermont employees have no paid sick days. Getting

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Support grows for legislation requiring paid sick leave

A nearly decade-long effort to require Massachusetts employers to offer paid sick days is gaining momentum as lawmakers pass similar proposals across the country. At least five cities and one state, Connecticut, have mandated that employers provide the benefit in

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Equal Pay Isn’t Enough; Let’s Also Make It Fair

(WOMENSENEWS)– On April 9 we mark the day that women’s earnings catch up to the amount men earned in the previous year. It’s a day to amplify our commitment to fair pay so that in years to come, the day

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Lean In, Dad

I happen to be an educated young woman who loves her job, sometimes gushingly, occasionally annoyingly. And yet, even in this enlightened age, I’ve had two relationships end — at least in large part — thanks to that clammy-palmed discussion

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Incentives for Men, to Help Women to Work

As I wrote in an article appearing this week in The New York Times Magazine, if you want women to be bigger participants in the labor force, some expansion of work-life accommodations (parental leave, flex work, telecommuting, etc.) is probably

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