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Make sure candidates know you and your family care about paid sick days and paid family leave!

Washington’s regular 2012 legislative session ended without action on the Paid Sick Days bill. The special session that convened in mid-March is focused on the state budget. Will Washington’s 2013-14 Legislature support paid sick days and paid family and medical … Continue reading

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Connecticut Workers Welcome Paid Sick Days

From the Huffington Post | By Ellen Bravo: This time last year, Desiree Rosado, a school bus driver in Groton, Connecticut, was dreading flu season. “Working without paid sick days, you’re always worried about what will happen if you get … Continue reading

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Finally, CT to Become First State With Paid Sick Leave Legislation; Now What About the Rest of the Country?

From Alternet: As progressives across the country struggle to beat back a wave of right-wing statewide legislation, their Connecticut counterparts are poised to celebrate a historic victory: the signing of a bill making their state the first in the nation … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Days Laws Could Become Contagious

From the Huffington Post: It may be time to say, “As Connecticut goes, so goes the nation.” Any day now, Connecticut’s governor is expected to place his John Hancock on a bill that will make Connecticut the first state in … Continue reading

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Momentum building for paid sick days around the country

Following a 3 a.m. vote in the early hours of Saturday morning, state legislators in Connecticut approved the first statewide paid sick days legislation in the United States. The bill, which now awaits approval by Governor Daniel Malloy, will ensure … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Note: A Few Paid Sick Days Make A Big Difference

From the Hartford Courant: It’s one of the simplest and most basic instructions a pediatrician can give: “Keep your child home from school for a couple of days, until the fever subsides and her stomach settles down.” Doctors say it … Continue reading

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Paid sick days will benefit workers, economy

From the Norwich Bulletin: It’s one of the first things you learn in grade school: If you’re sick, wash your hands, drink a lot of fluids, and go home to rest and recover. As the Legislature considers a bill to … Continue reading

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