Tag "Massachusetts"

Marie – Paid Sick Days and Screenings Save Lives

Marie Barboza works as a personal care attendant in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to support herself and her 13-year-old daughter. In all her years working in the medical field, and before that in factory jobs and grocery stores, Marie does not

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States with Paid Sick Days

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not guarantee workers paid sick days, even for the flu! That’s a public health hazard for us all — you may earn paid sick days,

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Dozens Testify for Paid Family Leave in MA, None Against

Dozens of workers showed up at the Massachusetts State House Oct. 27 to testify about the cost to families and the community when working people lack paid family and medical leave. They spoke in favor of The Family and Medical

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Maria Fortes, Family Activist

An immigrant from Cape Verde, Maria Fortes became involved as a volunteer with the Coalition for Social Justice helping with voter registration and turnout. When the statewide Earned Sick Time campaign launched, Maria stepped up her involvement and was hired

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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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Massachusetts Paid Leave Coalition Releases Health Impact Assessment

On October 7, 2009, the Massachusetts Paid Leave Coalition released the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Paid Sick Days in Massachusetts, produced by Human Impact Partners and funded in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Drawing on

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