Tag "Paid Sick Days"

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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First Lady Calls for Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days

In a speech Thursday at the Department of Labor, First Lady Michelle Obama made a forceful call for new policies that value families at work – including paid sick days and family leave. Describing the challenges families are facing today

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Family Advocates Call for Paid Sick Days as HHS Launches “National Influenza Vaccination Week”

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2009 Contact: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, 414-916-7078 Washington, DC: Today Family Values @ Work – a network of 14 state coalitions that supports strong health and family policies in the workplace – called on federal

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New Paid Sick Days Bill Introduced in Maine

In October, Maine State Senate President Libby Mitchell introduced “An Act to Aid in the Prevention of the Spread of H1N1 Influenza by ensuring the Provision of Earned Paid Sick Time.” The bill would provide approximately six paid sick days

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New Report: Unions Increase Access to Family-friendly Policies

The Labor Project for Working Families and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education recently released a report showing that unions have a positive impact on family-friendly workplace policies like paid family leave, paid sick days, family health

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Giant germs out to make a point: New Yorkers need paid sick days

Super-sized germs moved among New Yorkers on Monday … not to spread disease, but a simple message: When almost half of the workers in New York don’t receive paid sick days, it’s a public health hazard. They had their moment

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Sick in the City: What Lack of Paid Leave Means for New Yorkers

New York Paid Sick Days coalition member A Better Balance, with Community Service Society, have released a new report, “Sick in the City: What the Lack of Paid Leave Means for Working New Yorkers. The report found that nearly half

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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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Our Economy Needs Family Values @ Work Now More Than Ever

New fact sheet explains why we need family values at work more than ever in an economic downturn. To download the fact sheet, click the icon below.

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New PowerPoint Resources Available

Below are new PowerPoint Resources from the Multi-State Working Families Consortium.  Click on the images to view the presentations. Why We Need a New Standard of Paid Sick Days The following is a power point from the consortium that gives

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