Tag "economy"

Remember the Iceberg

When I see armed men carrying Nazi flags, raising stiff-arm salutes and spewing anti-Semitic chants, I picture my relatives in the town of Borisov in 1941 as soldiers herded them and the rest of the town’s Jews together and drove

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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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Please Ask About Paid Leave in the GOP Debate

Voters want to know where the candidates stand on ensuring all of us can spend time with our families, especially when they need care.

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#MissionPossible – and Necessary and Long Overdue

By Ellen Bravo If we listened to corporate lobbyists and conservative politicians, we’d spend our time dodging imaginary chunks of falling sky. Make sure all workers can earn paid sick days? Higher wages and equal pay? Protections for pregnant workers

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Senator Patty Murray: A Champion for Paid Sick Days

Lack of paid sick days can be damaging, even fatal. Share our account of a recent press call with Sen. Patty Murray and plans to fix that.

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Don’t Wait for an Ebola Outbreak to Pass Paid Sick Days

The anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire reminds us of the need for minimum labor standards.

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Affordable Family Leave: It’s About Time

Paid family leave insurance will help all workers be good parents to our children and good children to our parents without risking financial security.

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Dear Governor Cuomo: Women Leaders Are Hungry for Paid Leave

National women leaders call on NY governor to champion paid family leave insurance to benefit all New Yorkers and our country.

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Why I’m Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

As a student at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Cantare Davunt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. As a Walmart associate, she’s an activist fighting for decent wages, full-time hours, predictable schedules and dignity at work. Like many college graduates

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End Unchecked Use of ‘Job Killer’ Allegations

New study shows media repeated right wing’s ‘job killer’ allegations without verification.

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