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Massachusetts labor chief: Paid sick days ‘a basic right’

From the Boston Herald: Gov. Deval Patrick’s top labor adviser threw the administration’s weight behind a proposal Tuesday that would require employers to allow workers to earn seven paid sick days a year, calling the proposal a “basic right,” arguing … Continue reading

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Paid sick days victory in Milwaukee evidence of national trend

Last Thursday, March 24, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld a upheld Milwaukee’s voter-approved paid sick days ordinance. The city joins San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as one of three U.S. cities that ensure every worker can earn paid sick … Continue reading

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Good for business: Paid sick days level the playing field for workers

A report from ABC News examines the salary gap between working women with children and those without kids, finding that women with children earn just 75% of men’s wages (compared to 90% for women without kids) — on average, $11,000 … Continue reading

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I’m Sick, I Have Insurance, But I Can’t Take Time Off From Work to See the Doctor!

Via Momsrising.org, by Natale Zimmer Workers have always needed to care for their children, families and elderly relatives, and at the same time, be productive, responsible employees. For women, this breadth of responsibilities is felt with greater pressure, as women … Continue reading

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Grocery workers’ sick deal

From the Seattle Times: Tasha West-Baker can make you a latte, slice your lunch meat or make you a cake at Safeway. And she could make your entire family ill for days. West-Baker doesn’t get paid sick days from the … Continue reading

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To really support dads, Washington needs family-wage jobs and modern workplace standards

On Sunday, dads across Washington State will be celebrated at home as role models, breadwinners, caretakers, parents and more. Certainly a new set of power tools will show dad how much you appreciate him. But no gift can make up … Continue reading

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Don’t punish people for getting sick!

Via MomsRising: We’re moms and dads. We know firsthand how fast the flu travels through our workplaces, schools, and child care centers. We’ve been up at 3 am half-focused on caring for a sick child and half-focused on the related … Continue reading

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