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Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Leave for North Carolina's Women -- and Men

Ellen Bravo | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

When women succeed, America succeeds. What policies do we need in order to foster that success? Paid sick days, as a start.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Pat Quinn: The Most Women and Child Friendly Governor in the US

Terry Cosgrove | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Terry Cosgrove

With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014.

Chicago May Soon Require Paid Sick Days For ALL Workers

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

Chicago employers would be required to offer paid sick leave to all workers under a proposal introduced by City Councilmen Wednesday. The proposal,...

Major City Votes To Expand Paid Sick Leave Law

amNewYork, New York | Ivan Pereira | Posted 02.27.2014 | Small Business

A whole lot more city small business employees are about to get paid sick leave. By a 46-5 vote Wednesday, the City Council extended the paid sick le...

Way Too Many Americans Go To Work While Sick: Survey

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Worried about lost wages, a backlog of work or punishment from the boss, more than one in four American workers recently surveyed said they show up to...

A Hand Up Is Not a Handout

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Let's do a mini-lesson in critical thinking. Here's a glossary of programs that many lawmakers love to hate. Let's examine whether they are a drain on or a benefit to individuals, their families and our communities.

New Report: More Working Mothers Are Low-Income; State Actions Needed

Brandon Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

State governments have significant authority and opportunity to assist low-income working families with children... if they have the will.

EXCERPT: Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level

Michael Reich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Michael Reich

What can we hope to learn from the cases discussed in this book? First, cities can take meaningful steps to address the issue of low-wage work. Second, they can do so and still remain economically strong. The San Francisco economy is not unique in its ability to incorporate employer mandates.

Will Congress Act on the Working Poor Crisis in 2014?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.

Women Working for Working Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women's issues are American economic issues. Especially when we are talking about women's actual economic issues. Which exist in droves.

Dave Jamieson

It's Official: Workers Win $15 Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

It appears the ayes have it. After weeks of careful ballot counting, officials in Washington state on Tuesday certified the results in a potentiall...

Dave Jamieson

$15 Minimum Wage Hangs In Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Three days after residents in SeaTac, Wash., voted on a ballot measure that would create the highest minimum wage in the nation by far, the results re...

Low-Wage Latino Workers Just Want to Do the Right Thing

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Want a reality check on today's employment situation? Ask someone making less than $50,000 per year.

38 Percent Of U.S. Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

CNBC | Mark Koba | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

CNBC: Just last month, New York joined the short list of cities—Portland, San Francisco, Washington and Seattle—and the state of Connecticut...

NYC Passes Paid Sick Time Law

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after ...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows How Americans Feel About Paid Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans support mandating paid sick leave for employees, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Seventy-four percent of Americans...

Boehner's Half Right on Women, and the Polls Prove It

Martha Burk | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.

Dave Jamieson

GOP: Sick Leave For Me, None For Thee

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polls have shown most Americans like the idea of requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to workers who fall ill. In fact, the i...

Laura Bassett

The New Women's Issues: Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Two years ago, a spat between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over Planned Parenthood funding sparked a national debate about ...

Scott Chooses Mickey Mouse Over Working Moms

Posted 06.15.2013 | Miami

Despite letters from Gloria Steinem and strollers full of petitions left at his Tallahassee office, Rick Scott signed a law overriding any earned sick...

Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Supporting LGBT Workers and Their Families in Times of Need

Jared Make | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jared Make

When illness strikes or a child is born or adopted, workers should not have to worry about losing a job or critical income. The LGBT community must join the call for paid leave laws and ensure that all workers have the support and time to recover from illness and care for their loved ones.

NYC Set To Pass Paid Sick Days Bill

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses pr...

New York City and the Assault on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With income inequality in New York greater than anywhere else in the country, I for one would be doing everything to dispense crumbs to the poor, just to show that even though I have my own jet fleet, I still care about the less fortunate. But that's not what's happening.