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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness, Paid Sick Days

The Flu Thrives Without Paid Sick Days

By now, we have all heard about or been affected by the influenza outbreak that is sweeping the country and taking a staggering toll. At least 44 states have been hit, thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths have been reported so far, and some are already comparing this year's outbreak to the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness, Paid Sick Days

R U 4 Paid Sick Days?

This week, workers all across the country will be tweeting that question to candidates for office at all levels, asking them to support this basic workplace standard or explain why they will not.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

A Sad Day and a Hopeful Lesson in Orange County

September 19, 2012 | Work and Family
Late yesterday, it became disappointingly clear that voters in Orange County will not see a proposal for earned sick time on their ballots in November.

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Leticia Mederos, Vice President

From the desk of ... Leticia Mederos, Paid Sick Days

A Roadmap to the Economy Working Families Need

September 13, 2012 | Work and Family

Talk about jobs and the economy seems to be everywhere - on television, online and at millions of kitchen tables across the country.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

Paid Sick Days: Healthier Families, More Than $1 Billion in Savings

November 17, 2011 | Work and Family
Health reform has underscored the imperative to increase access to health care, improve quality and reduce costs.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff, Paid Sick Days

Dispatches from Denver

October 13, 2011 | Work and Family

This year, we have achieved significant victories in our work to ensure more working people have the right to earn paid sick days.

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Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford, Paid Sick Days

The Supreme Court's one-two punch: Class actions in the wake of Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion

August 31, 2011 | Workplace Fairness
With the recent decisions in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the Supreme Court weakened the ability of individuals to band together in class action lawsuits to challenge corporate misconduct.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman, Paid Sick Days

220 Reasons That Paid Sick Days Campaigns Will Succeed

July 22, 2011 | Work and Family
Momentum and support for paid sick days policies in this country are growing like never before.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

New Report Quantifies Paid Sick Days' Value to Working Families

June 30, 2011 | Work and Family
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.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

Paid Sick Days Standards Promote LGBT Health

March 31, 2011 | Work and Family
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. Access to health care goes beyond health insurance and health care services. It also includes workers' ability to take paid sick time to recover from a common illness, care for a sick loved one or seek preventive care.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

San Francisco Paid Sick Days Law Is A Proven Success

February 16, 2011 | Work and Family
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.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

New Data a Sobering Reminder that Nation's Policies are Failing Millions of Workers, Families

January 12, 2011 | Work and Family
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. Last week, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released new data revealing that our nation's failure to give all workers the right to earn paid sick days affects even more people than government reports reflect.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo, Paid Sick Days

A Step in the Right Direction

December 17, 2010 | Work and Family
Our country needs more adequate, reasonable and flexible sick leave policies. Tens of millions of workers in this country don't have a single paid sick day. Many of those who do can't use them to meet their family's health needs. As a result, kids and their parents are forced to go to school or work sick, contagion spreads, and public health suffers.

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Portia Wu, Vice President

From the desk of ... Portia Wu, Paid Sick Days

Paid Sick Days: An Important Step toward Economic Security for Women of Color

December 10, 2010 | Work and Family

We often talk about the importance of a paid sick days standard for families' economic security and our public health—but paid sick days are also an issue of basic fairness. That was a key topic at Monday night's panel discussion on the disproportionate impact the lack of paid sick days has on low-income communities and women of color. The event was hosted by the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University.

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Rachna Choudhry, Policy Manager

From the desk of ... Rachna Choudhry, Paid Sick Days

My View from Capitol Hill

August 5, 2010 | Work and Family

In my job, I get to explain the entire narrative of paid sick days to our nation's lawmakers and their staff. It's a rather simple task because most people intuitively get it—and often they have an experience to share.

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Rachna Choudhry, Policy Manager

From the desk of ... Rachna Choudhry, Paid Sick Days

Next Up: Paid Sick Days for 30 Million Workers

March 4, 2010 | Work and Family

It's hard to believe, but the sick truth is tens of millions of workers in the good ole U. S. of A. don't have a single paid sick day.

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Eleanor Allen, Grants Manager and Development Writer

From the desk of ... Eleanor Allen, Paid Sick Days

Wal-Mart's Demerit Practice Makes Me Sick

December 16, 2009 | Work and Family

Given the recent news about Wal-Mart's sick days practice, we all may want to think twice about shopping there this holiday season—which regrettably overlaps with cold and flu season.

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Karen Pesapane, Senior Development Associate

From the desk of ... Karen Pesapane, Paid Sick Days

Does Your Child Care Center Provide Paid Sick Days?

September 28, 2009 | Work and Family
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps updating its guidelines to help child care and early childhood programs - - and all of us - - respond to influenza during the 2009-2010 flu season.

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Rachna Choudhry, Policy Manager

From the desk of ... Rachna Choudhry, Paid Sick Days

With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App

September 4, 2009 | Work and Family

As schools reopen and cooler, drier temperatures return here to Washington, D.C., the nation waits for the second wave of the H1N1 flu to hit us.

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Steffany Stern, Policy Analyst

From the desk of ... Steffany Stern, Paid Sick Days

Start Spreading the News: Paid Sick Days Coming to NYC

Campaigns to make paid sick days a basic workplace standard have sprung up around the country—and now New York City is getting in on the action.

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