Tag "DC"

Jibril – Paid Sick Days a Relief

Jibril Wallace has been working at the same Safeway in Washington, DC, for 28 years, since she was a teenager helping her mother pay the bills. Now her income helps support her two kids, ages 18 and 8. Jibril has

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Why Black Workers in DC Need Paid Family Leave

Political leaders and think tanks in DC talk about ways to alleviate racial disparities.  Others explore how to reduce infant mortality. We hear calls for men to be more engaged fathers.  From time to time we hear concerns about keeping

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We Need Laws that Support Our Families: DC Paid Leave Hearing

More than 100 witnesses made a powerful case that now is the time for paid family and medical leave in the nation’s capital.

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Lindsey’s Story

“The other employees at work [saw] how sick I was and . . . begged my boss to send me home so they wouldn’t end up with bronchitis.”

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Nikki’s Story

“I was forced to go to work with a highly contagious visible nastiness on my eye.”

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