This year, we have seen incredible momentum in the fight for paid sick days laws.
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.”
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that various racial and ethnic groups were at greater risk of exposure to H1N1 during the pandemic because they didn’t have access to paid sick days.
The deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (The Super-Committee) to reach an agreement is fast approaching.
"Shared sacrifices." "Tough decisions." "Everything is on the table." This is the rhetoric being used to describe the Super Committee's daunting task of reducing the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years.
With a little over a week for the Congressional super committee to complete its work, we must raise our voices to ensure Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are protected in the final deficit reduction package.
Many women in the United States take a huge step forward under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), as the only national organization advocating for reproductive justice and health for millions of Latinas, their families and their communities, strongly urges the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or "Supercommittee" to reexamine their logic when considering cuts or reforms to Medicaid in order to achieve deficit reduction.
Demos and Young Invincibles released a timely new report today on the barriers to economic success facing young adults in the United States.
Despite months of passionate and dedicated work by the Campaign for Healthy Denver and its allies in support of a citywide paid sick days standard, Initiative 300 did not pass.
As National Work and Family Month drew to a close this time last year, working families were hopeful that the upcoming election would mean that the economy would turn around, families would regain control of their finances and economic security, and the country would finally get back on track after a crippling recession.
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