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Reintroduction of NYC paid sick days ordinance

Yesterday’s reintroduction of the New York City paid sick days ordinance garnered quite a bit of media attention. Supporters of the bill held a press event on the steps of City Hall, where workers and city council members gave passionate

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Bureau of Labor Statistics data confirm value of paid sick days

How much does it cost to provide paid sick days? Pennies per hour, according to the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS estimates a cost of 23 cents per employee hour across all workers who receive sick leave— less

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Disappointment on paid sick days bill in Maine

After Maine’s paid sick days bill was reintroduced this winter, it seemed like momentum was on the side of passage. Activists, including public health experts, parents, workers, and business owners, conducted a months-long, spirited campaign to educate the public and

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts paid sick days case

Just a quick update from Wisconsin: The Wisconsin state supreme court agreed yesterday to hear the case challenging the Milwaukee paid sick days ordinance, however, no court date has been announced yet. A summary of the case that is before

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NYC paid sick days bill to be reintroduced March 25

The New York State Paid Family Leave Coalition, the Family Values @ Work member coalition in New York, is co-hosting an event on Thursday, March 25 at noon, to celebrate the reintroduction of the Paid Sick Time Act in the

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Georgia activist featured in NPR story about flexible work policies

Vickie Underwood, a leader of 9to5 and the Atlanta coalition that’s part of the Family Values @ Work consortium, was featured on an NPR broadcast today about the need for flexibility in low-wage jobs. After working a full shift, Vickie

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On the edge of our seats in Maine

After a work session on March 8, Maine’s paid sick day bill remains tabled in Labor Committee. With a few days to mull over the policy, the Committee will come back this Thursday, March 18, with a vote on L.D.

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Advocates call for paid sick days in Philadelphia

The campaign for paid sick days in Philadelphia got a boost last week when more than forty people came to the Central Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library to learn about the need for earned sick time and to tell

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Business owners speak up for paid sick days

Why do many business owners support paid sick days? Because when employees can’t afford to care for themselves or a loved one, businesses end up with sicker, less productive employees and a less stable office. And, more people lose their

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New Yorkers gather for paid sick days ordinance

New York Paid Family Leave Coalition members will gather on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, on the steps of New York City Hall to announce the introduction of a proposed paid sick days ordinance. The event will begin at 12 noon

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