Massachusetts

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Health care providers, business leaders agree with workers: all Bay Staters should earn paid sick days.

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Business, Community and Activists Come together in MA to Fight Paid Sick Days

In honor of the 21st anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we’ve asked activists around the country to reflect on what FMLA means in their states, how states are taking action to improve upon this seminal law and

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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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Leading Economists Support Paid Sick Days

March 27, 2012 Honorable Members of the General Court State House Boston, MA  02133   Dear Members of the General Court, In these tough economic times, no one should have to lose income — or worse, lose their job —

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“It’s Really Moving!”

  Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work Executive Director, recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in Boston, MA. NASW has been a leading voice in the fight to

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Sick time bill would protect jobs, workers

The Bay State Banner Shelly Runyon Nearly 1 million workers are without access to paid sick days in Massachusetts. When they or their children fall ill, they are often left with a tough choice: risk their jobs or continue on

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Boston Globe

Mass. Lawmakers Should Pass Sick-Leave Bill Yvonne Abraham March 22, 2012   Imagine this: You wake up with the flu and you feel awful. Or maybe your kid wakes up with a virus and she looks like death warmed over.

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Paid sick time should to be a right in Massachusetts

The Republican Cheryl Coakley-Rivera March 11, 2012 Each day in the commonwealth, sick workers and workers with an ill family member are faced with a difficult choice, go to work or stay home to care for their children or themselves.

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Abra-ca-Dabra Arithmetic Won’t Cancel Paid Sick Days

Numerous studies confirm that allowing workers to earn paid sick days is good for our economy.

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