The holiday season is a time for focusing on family and loved ones. And no legislation would do more to make this nation family friendly than the FAMILY Act.
Recent headlines have served as a painful reminder that domestic violence remains a serious issue in this country.
Can you imagine not knowing from day to day or week to week whether you will be scheduled to work or what your paycheck will look like?
We’ve long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear and up-to-date picture of just how stark the differences are — across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.
Less than two months into the year, remarkable support for and momentum around paid sick days policies are building from coast to coast.
Being a working parent is hard. Just last week, my son was in tears as I left at dawn for an overnight trip.
CareerBuilder has identified seven employer trends that job seekers should keep in mind this year. The top trends create even more urgency for national workplace standards.
More than 400 organizations have joined together to push for passage of the FAMILY Act. To mark its introduction, coalition members published blog posts, issued press statements, wrote op-eds and more.
Support for paid sick days continues to grow. Meanwhile, opponents continue trying to thwart paid sick days efforts through "preemption" legislation.
As the organization that drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the National Partnership knows that it was always meant to be a first step in helping people meet their work and family needs.
The Jersey City Council overwhelmingly approved a measure to guarantee workers can earn sick days, demonstrating its commitment to the city and its residents.
Seattle’s paid sick days law was signed two years ago today, and a new report reveals some great news about the strength of the city’s job market and its businesses since the law took effect one year ago.
The D.C. City Council made history in 2008 when it passed the nation’s second paid sick days law. Today, the Council has a chance to build on the law’s unqualified success and help realize its full promise.
Less than two weeks into this year, we have already celebrated a new paid sick days law in Portland, Ore., and a major victory in the effort to expand D.C.’s existing paid sick days law to cover tipped workers.
From Connecticut to Oregon to Hawaii, lawmakers in states across the country are stepping up to pass proposals that increase working families’ ability to be responsible employees and family members without sacrificing their financial stability.
Today, despite the tremendous benefits paid sick days would have for the city’s working families, businesses, economy and public health, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the paid sick days bill passed by the City Council last month.
At the National Partnership, we have been working for more than 40 years to make the country’s workplaces more fair and family friendly. That’s why we were proud to partner with a strong coalition of policy experts, business advocates and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations today to release A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers.
The success and progress of paid sick days campaigns in Portland, Ore., and New York City have added to the momentum around this common sense policy and sparked new campaigns and progress in other states and cities.
Last month, I wrote about a disturbing trend: States are passing “preemption” laws that prohibit a growing number of cities and counties from adopting their own paid sick days standards.
From Vermont and New York City to Washington state, momentum and support for paid sick days policies are high.
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