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Paid Sick Leave

Dave Jamieson

Millions Of U.S. Workers Are About To Get Paid Sick Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

In the largest expansion of its kind to date, the state of California on Wednesday extended paid sick leave to millions of workers who would otherwise...

Paid Sick Leave an Ethical, Factual and Political No-Brainer

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Some political debates have two equally valid sides. More often than not, however, the evidence is significantly more one-sided than journalists and pundits suggest. AB 1522 is an example of legislation for which there is no ethical, intellectually honest opposition

Be Patriotic: Fight for Progressive Change

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

To me, patriotism isn't just about celebrating our strengths; it's also about getting real about where we can -- and must -- do better.

Why We Need Paid Sick Leave Now

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. aren't eligible for even one paid sick day. It's a big problem for individuals, families and our economy as a whole.

Laura Bassett

How The U.S. Is Failing Its Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Being a working parent is relatively tough in the United States, thanks to a lack of policies guaranteeing flexibility, paid leave and affordable chil...

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Lacking Paid Sick Leave, Thousands Of Grocery Employees Work Ill

Capital and Main | Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

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On Father's Day, Remember the Power of Our Daughters

Greg Speed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

Frankly, like many parents who frequently travel for work, I can't help turning my focus to my kids this time of year and the occasional guilt that comes from many nights away from home.

Laura Bassett

Fired Single Mom Asks Senate Why Women Don't Have Workplace Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Armanda Legros, a single mother in Queens, New York, was six and a half months pregnant with her second son in 2012 when she lost her jo...

America's Vacation Deficit Disorder: Our Little Trillion Dollar Problem

William D. Chalmers | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

The end of May used to mark the unofficial start of vacation season in America. Summer was bookended by long weekends: Memorial and Labor Day. Three g...

Making the Road in New York: A Model for Work-Family Policy Change

Carol Joyner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Carol Joyner

We need a living wage so workers can be effective on the job and at home. We need to close the wage gap so working women and minorities aren't discriminated against and have more money to spend as consumers. And we need paid sick days, which are not only morally right, but are sound fiscal and business policy.

States and Cities Deliver Pregnancy Fairness Laws; This Mother's Day, It's Congress's Turn

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dina Bakst

Why shouldn't every pregnant woman in America have the law on her side? Why should any expecting mother be forced to choose between critical income, or even worse, her job, and honoring her doctor's orders?

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

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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 04.18.2014 | 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...