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New York becomes largest U.S. city to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days

While most New Yorkers slept, last night the city council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s previous veto of paid sick days legislation. Continue reading

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NYT: Working While Sick

From the New York Times: More than 40 million American workers get no paid sick leave. They have to work when ill or take unpaid sick days, which can lead to financial hardship, or, worse, dismissal. The best way to … Continue reading

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Philly Mayor’s Veto Won’t Halt Momentum for Paid Sick Days

Via Family Values At Work: “Mayor Nutter’s decision to stand with corporate lobbyists and veto the new paid sick days ordinance is short-sighted — and most likely will be short-lived. More than one hundred organizations that make up the Coalition … 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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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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Paid sick leave does not harm business growth or job growth

The Drum Major Institute (DMI) has released a new report titled “Paid Sick Leave Does Not Harm Business Growth or Job Growth“. It is an update to DMI’s March 2010 report that found no causal link between paid sick days … Continue reading

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