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Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Cries Wolf Over Earned Sick Days

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jake Blumgart

Business owners tend to be small "c" conservative: Afraid of any change and eager to keep conditions stable, and uncomplicated. That's fine. But we shouldn't let their status quo bias prevent us from protecting our citizenry.

Six Months After Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, Republicans Still Obstructing Progress

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

If the Republicans and their industry allies are successful in sinking the Byrd Act, another option for worker safety reform won't present itself again soon, or at least until the next mine explodes.

A New Labor Standard for Labor Day: Paid Sick Leave

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

All employees should be able to take time off for their illnesses, not just those lucky enough to have the right job. Experience shows that we can make our economy friendlier to beleaguered workers without harming their employers.