“Mija, I think that a woman should make her own decision about abortion for herself. It’s her body and no one is in her shoes to decide for her.” These are the words of my father, a proud immigrant from Michoacán, Mexico, a domestic worker, a brother to five sisters and a father to three daughters.
Jersey City just became the first city in the Garden State with a paid sick days law. Now, the Newark City Council has taken a critical step toward doing the same in the state’s largest city.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop signed the nation’s seventh paid sick days law, securing the city’s position as a leader for working families and bringing us closer to the day all workers have the right to earn sick days.
Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Charleston, West Virginia wouldn’t at first glance seem to have much in common with Cerritos College, a predominantly Latino community college with its campus in Los Angeles...
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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.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that the gap between the wages paid to women and men in this country has not improved in the last 11 years.
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.
Today, in a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the nation, the Labor Department issued regulations that will extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.
Health disparities and health information technology (IT). Those two issues aren’t linked very often, but they should be, and National Health IT Week presents a great opportunity to talk about why. Health information technology is a valuable tool we can use to reduce disparities for millions of Americans and improve the quality of health care.
Members of the City Council in Jersey City, New Jersey, have taken an exciting step toward guaranteeing all workers in the city have the right to earn sick days. This is great news for the city, the state and paid sick days efforts across the country.
As educators, advocates, and allies of sexual health, we often ask ourselves why we are still having conversations about the implementation and support of comprehensive sexuality education for young people across the nation.
Grandparents Day is a time to celebrate grandparents and the many ways they support and unite our families. It’s also a moment to consider whether we as a nation are doing all that we can to honor their contributions.
Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the enormous contributions of working people in this country. It is also a time for those of us who seek fairness and equality for all workers to consider how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.
What happens when you put a couple of dozen doctors, technology vendors, consumer advocates, researchers, public health officials, state legislators and others in a room and ask them to agree on exactly what it means to ‘meaningfully use’ electronic health records? Not as many fights as you’d think. And thanks to the Federal Advisory Committees Act  – which created the FACAs responsible for creating the first draft of Meaningful Use criteria – we know!
One of America’s greatest assets is its incredible diversity. Today, one in five people in this country age five and older speak a language other than English at home. The U.S. Hispanic population has reached 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the population increase since 2000.
It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.
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.
In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could have a chilling impact on victims of harassment and America's civil rights laws.
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