Tag "Paid Sick Days"

What Are Paid Sick Days?

Every worker in America does have the right to stay home when they or a loved one is sick. But under federal law, at least, they have no right to get paid or even to keep their job if they

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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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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Calling for the Healthy Families Act

By Ellen Bravo When my husband and I moved to Milwaukee in the early 80s, one of us needed a job with health insurance. I applied to be a word processor at the phone company. It was a union job

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Chicago Wins Paid Sick Days!

Family Values @ Work Director Hails Chicago’s Paid Sick Days Win! “Today, Chicago became the 35th locality to pass paid sick days—a huge milestone for the movement and the activists in Chicago and across the country working to guarantee this

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Local Activists Meet National Champions for Paid Sick Days

The poster in the front of the Senate briefing room June 15 heralded a decade of wins paving the way for a national paid sick days standard. And an array of voices demonstrated the pain and the determination behind those

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Minneapolis Will Become First Midwestern City with Paid Sick Days!

by Ellen Bravo Today’s paid sick days victory in Minneapolis is a huge win for Minneapolis workers and will help boost health and safety in that city. This achievement would not have happened without the hard work and persistence of activists

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Activists, Business Leaders, and Elected Officials Calling for Guaranteed Paid Sick Days

Family Values @ Work Coalitions Coordinate National Days of Action to Call for Healthy Families Act WASHINGTON, DC—Paid sick days activists in Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of coalitions in 24 states working to pass paid sick days

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In a Historic Move, L.A. City Council Votes in Paid Sick Days Expansion

Angelenos Celebrate Historic Victory for Working Families Los Angeles CA — In the latest step to raise wages and improve the quality of life for working Angelenos, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13 – 1 to increase the number

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California Home Care Workers Will Now Have Paid Sick Days

  Sacramento: Today Governor Jerry Brown is signing SB 3 (Leno) – a $15 minimum wage bill into law that will impact millions of workers. This is a victory California workers – fast food, home care, child care, retail workers

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Support Paid Sick Days Requirement for Federal Contractors

Should the federal government require businesses it contracts with to offer paid sick days to their workers? The answer is a resounding yes – and between now and March 28, you have an opportunity to let the Department of Labor

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