Tag Archives: united states

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

Posted in Paid family leave, Paid sick days | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CDC study shows need for paid sick days

The CDC has just released a study on the effects of a week-long H1N1-related elementary school closing on a community in semi-rural Pennsylvania.  The aim of the study was to assess the disruption to households resulting from the school closing; … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cough if you need sick leave

  The short, lumpy red couch in Stili Klikizos’ second-grade classroom at Milwaukee’s Fratney Elementary School was meant for quiet-time reading. Now it’s “the sick couch,” a place for ill students to lie down as they await the bus that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boxing in the Big Apple: SF Chamber of Commerce delivers knockout blow to opponents of paid sick days

The Wall Street Journal examines a budgetary boxing match between opponents and advocates of legislation to ensure New York City workers can earn paid sick days on the job. The question: How much will it cost? In one corner: the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment