Tag "Paid Sick Days"

Molly – Paid Sick Days Deliver Health and Goodwill

Molly Moon Neitzel owns Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, WA. Molly Moon’s has eight locations and employs 75 team members in the winter months, and as many as 200 in the summer. Before she opened, Molly wrote a

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Maleni – Caring for Each Other Without Debt and Stress

As a recent college graduate with a degree in criminal justice and criminology, Maleni Mendoza Garcia combined her job search with the fight for paid sick days. She became involved with a community group called Take Action MN, and as

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Erin – The Security of Paid Sick Days

Erin Schmitz in Portland, Oregon, is the person who turns a beautiful wedding gown into one that actually fits. Brides-to-be admired her expertise, but likely had no idea it brought Erin low wages and only part-time hours; she held a

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Leaning On Each Other: A Story and Call to Action

“How’s that jade plant doing?” Joe* asked me as we sat down at his kitchen table for our weekly visit. “You said you put it in a westward facing window, right? It should be getting way more light than mine

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Get Real about Paid Sick Days

Have you seen the contest floating around Facebook called “Sick Just Got Real”? You’re supposed to send in a selfie or YouTube video answering a question such as this: “What’s your first thought when you hear the kids cough?” Those

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Paid Sick Days Helps Cities Thrive

I live in Milwaukee. Every so many years city leaders will launch a contest for a new logo, a new slogan. For a while we were “a great city by a great lake.” Lots of time and advertising dollars to

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Marching Toward Justice

Women’s rights are human rights — and women are many kinds of humans. We must defend all of us.

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Tough Choices: Keeping a Job vs Caring for Your Body

Felix Trinidad was a hardworking, devoted husband. He was a grocery store worker and union organizer who knew he should get his intense stomach pain checked out but couldn’t take unpaid time off to see a doctor. When he finally

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Family Values @ Work Opposes Puzder for Labor Secretary

Below is the letter Family Values @ Work sent to the Senate HELP Committee opposing the nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of the Department of Labor [download a copy here]. US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor &

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