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Access to sick days is vastly unequal

Via the Economic Policy Institute: More than one-third of all workers—38%—have no paid sick days. When these workers get sick, they are either forced to go to work, or stay home without pay and risk losing their job. Access to … Continue reading

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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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This boss doesn’t mind sick days

From the Philadelphia Inquirer By Dewetta Logan The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is fighting a City Council measure that would require businesses to allow their employees to earn paid sick days. Although the past few years have not been … Continue reading

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Parents struggle to juggle sick kids, jobs

From Cincinnati Enquirer: Batavia School District Nurse Cathy Meyer often finds herself tangling with parents over sending their kids to school sick. And the students don’t just have the sniffles. One day last month, three kids were vomiting as they … 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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A big win for voters: Wisconsin court upholds Milwaukee voter-approved paid sick days law

It’s been a long fight, but the will of the voters has prevailed in Milwaukee – for now. Yesterday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld Milwaukee’s voter-approved paid sick days ordinance, nearly two and a half years after its initial … Continue reading

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Paid sick days update from Philadelphia

From Pathways PA Policy Blog: Despite the bleak news coming from across the country regarding budget deficits and workers’ rights, paid sick days campaigns are still providing bright spots in this tough policy year.  On Tuesday, after a packed rally … Continue reading

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