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.
For anyone paying attention to the effort to establish an earned sick day standard in the Sunshine State, this is a legitimate question.
This month, more than 200 advocates from across the country were here in Washington, D.C., to discuss best practices and next steps in the effort to increase working families' access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire released the results of a new study on working parents.
Over the past year, some workers and their families have rested a little easier knowing they will be able to recover from illness or help a family member do so without sacrificing much-needed income.
May is Older Americans Month, a time to honor and show appreciation for the older adults in our lives and our communities.
On Wednesday morning, at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) described for the first time sweeping new legislation that he plans to introduce this spring: the Rebuild America Act.
When President Obama proclaimed November National Family Caregivers Month this year, he described family caregiving as “heroic work… often done while caregivers balance other commitments to their families, jobs, and communities.”
Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Room Visits finds that, regardless of workers' access to health insurance, there are undeniable connections between the ways in which private sector workers use the health care system and whether they have access to paid sick days.
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