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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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New Surveys Show Restaurant Workers Must Work Sick or Lose Pay

A new set of surveys and a national report from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United show that although the restaurant industry continues to prosper—even in the face of the economic crisis—most workers are still being denied the family-supporting policies that would

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Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance Continues Its Journey Through the Courts

Activists in the paid sick days fight in Milwaukee are continuing to organize as the legal battle makes its way to the State Supreme Court. On February 18, the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals sent the legal challenge to Milwaukee’s

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Maine’s Paid Sick Days Bill Debated

Sarah Standiford, head of Maine’s paid sick days coalition, very ably debated a business lobbyist on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Watch” last week on the issue of paid sick days. Follow the link to the February 5 program and

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Report on the Importance of Newborn Family Leave

Supporters of the work of Family Values @ Work will be interested to read this review of the research on the importance of family leave for the parents of newborns. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the state paid family

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Follow the New York Campaigns on Facebook and Twitter

You can now follow the New York paid sick days and family leave insurance campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. Check the campaigns out at: Time to Care NY on Twitter New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Days on Facebook

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Maine Small Business Supports Paid Sick Days

More and more businesspeople are speaking out in favor of Maine’s proposed paid sick days policy. Dozens of small business owners recently held a media event in Orono, Maine, to talk about the need for paid sick days. Check out

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