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Campaigns Heat Up, Progress Continues

September 9, 2013

Summer may be coming to an end, but some efforts to advance paid sick days standards across the country are just starting to heat up.

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A Day to Remember, A March That Must Continue

On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.

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Fair Pay Depends on a Fair Minimum Wage

July 24, 2013 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness

People across the country are rallying in their communities and online today to mark the four-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, and to call on Congress to prioritize passage of a measure that would help bring it up-to-date.

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A Day of Action on Fair Pay

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act — a 1963 law aimed at closing the gap between the wages of men and women. But, despite this landmark law, a significant gender-based wage gap persists.

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Same-Sex Couples Deserve Equal Protection Under the Law

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the first of two cases that could significantly affect same-sex couples in this country.

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Paid Sick Days Bill Passes in Portland!

Just moments ago, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will let tens of thousands of workers in Portland earn the paid sick days they need.

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Back to the Office at Yahoo

February 26, 2013 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness

National Partnership President Debra Ness talks to the New York Times about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to end the company's work-from-home policy.

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What a Celebration! The FMLA at 20

February 19, 2013 | Work and Family

This month, the National Partnership, along with other advocates, workers and lawmakers, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - the first and only national law to help workers balance the demands of job and family.

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Progress in Washington, Vermont and Philadelphia!

February 19, 2013

Earlier this month, lawmakers in Washington state held a hearing to consider proposed paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance bills.

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More 2013 Paid Sick Days Campaigns Kick Off!

February 1, 2013

On opposite sides of the country, coalitions of workers, businesses and activists kicked off paid sick days campaigns this week.

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Video: Charlotte News Anchors and Residents Make the Case for Paid Sick Days

January 25, 2013

In a seemingly impromptu discussion of work and family policies this week, two news anchors at a FOX affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, offered their opinions on why both paid sick days and paid maternity leave should be basic workplace standards.

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Now is the Time for Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia

January 25, 2013

With a swell of support from a coalition of workers, advocates, businesses and lawmakers, a proposal for a citywide earned paid sick days standard was introduced in the Philadelphia City Council today.

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Fantastic Video Shows Seattle “Works Well” with Paid Sick Days

December 7, 2012

Seattle’s paid sick and safe time law went into effect on September 1 of this year. A great new video from the city’s Office for Civil Rights, “Why Seattle Works Well,” highlights the benefits of the law for Seattle’s workers and families.

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Maryland Paid Sick Days Campaign Kicks Off

November 19, 2012

Advocates, workers, legislators, public health officials and business owners launched a campaign for a paid sick days standard for the state of Maryland last week.

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Election Brings Paid Sick Days Victory in California!

November 15, 2012

Hotel workers in Long Beach, California, are celebrating after voters overwhelmingly approved a city ordinance this month to establish a living wage and paid sick days standard for those employed by the city’s larger hotels.

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The Urgent Need for a Paid Safe Days Standard

October 31, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month may be coming to a close today, but the urgent need to prevent domestic violence and support survivors continues.

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Exciting New Campaigns in Portland and Miami!

October 19, 2012

Warm weather may be gone or fading fast in many places but, when it comes to sick days, things are heating up in at least two corners of the country!

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Making Sustainable Scheduling a Priority

October 10, 2012

Every day, workers across the country are forced to choose between their jobs and their health and the health of their families.

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National Partnership Vice President Leticia Mederos Honored

October 2, 2012 | Other

The National Partnership is so proud that, as part of its 2012 Gala today, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) presented our own Leticia Mederos with a staff recognition award.

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In Seattle, an Exciting New Reason to Celebrate this Labor Day

September 1, 2012

As of today, Seattle is the third city in the nation to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — and that means working families in the city can add paid sick days to their reasons to celebrate this Labor Day.

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