On the heels of the release of the new blockbuster Contagion — a frightening film about a global flu pandemic — our coalition partner Family Values @ Work has compiled real-life stories about how the flu and other illnesses can spread, particularly when more than 44 million workers in the United States have no paid sick days to use when they become ill or injured.
Grandparents provide a critical support system for families — especially in tough times. As caregivers and workers, they are the glue that holds many families together.
Fall can be a challenging time for any working parent. Summer is over. Kids are headed back to school — and flu season is around the corner.
Advocates throughout the country are keeping up the drumbeat for paid sick days this summer! Already this month, campaigns in Denver and Seattle have made exciting progress.
The busy 2011 legislative season continues with paid sick days activity and excitement on both coasts and in the nation’s capital.
For working families today, paid sick days can mean the difference between staying afloat and being unable to afford basic expenses like food and transportation - and this lifeline comes at minimal or no cost to businesses.
It has been an exciting month in the fight for paid sick days!
Moments ago, the state Senate in Connecticut passed the state’s paid sick days bill, putting an exciting conclusion to debate in the chamber. Connecticut is now poised to become the first state in the nation to establish a paid sick days standard.
Philadelphia’s workers are hoping the city will soon take a critical step toward changing the way workplaces honor families.
Around the country, paid sick days campaigns are making real progress.
As we near the end of LGBT Health Awareness Week — a time to focus on eliminating the health disparities and health care discrimination faced by the LGBT community — we cannot forget the role that access to health care plays in promoting the health and well-being of LGBT workers and their families.
Today, we celebrate victory at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals: The court ruled unanimously to uphold Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance, which sets a minimum floor of paid sick days for workers in the city.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day — the highest grossing day of the year for restaurants — the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, D.C., (ROC-DC) has released a comprehensive analysis of workplace policies in the city’s restaurant industry.
A new study released today shows that San Francisco's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) — the first citywide paid sick days standard in the country — has been proven a success.
Few workplace policies in the United States recognize the dual demands of work and family. Our lack of a paid sick time standard is a prime example.
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