Tag "Public Health"

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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Reject Trump’s Maternity Leave Scheme

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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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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Let’s Talk About Paid Family and Medical Leave

October is National Work & Family Month, making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of paid family and medical leave. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a

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Get a Glimpse Behind the Kitchen Door

We can’t eat healthy when we don’t know what’s happening Behind the Kitchen Doors.

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Celebrate Second Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

In addition to the benefits of reform, consider what it costs NOT to change outdated systems.

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NY Labor Leader Calls Paid Sick Days a Human Right

George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU, asks why certain business and political leaders oppose a key measure to improve public health.

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Cape Cod Senator’s Real-World Case for Paid Sick Days

State Sen. Dan Wolf says a simple, consistent paid sick leave policy is “both humane and smart.”

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Connecticut Workers Welcome Paid Sick Days

As of January 1, hundreds of thousands of additional workers in Connecticut are earning paid sick days.

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Paid Sick Days

The Philadelphia city council voted in favor of an amended living wage policy that will require businesses to provide at least seven paid sicks days per year to their employees…

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