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Public Health, Prevention and Paid Sick Days

April 6, 2012

It’s National Public Health Week — a time when the nation’s public health community unites around one aspect of public health to raise awareness and improve the health of the nation.

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Paid Sick Days Key in Rebuilding America

March 29, 2012

Today, as paid sick days activity continues throughout the country, Senator Tom Harkin (D – Iowa) introduced an exciting new piece of federal legislation that could establish a national paid sick days standard and highlights the critical connection between workers’ access to paid sick days and working families’ economic security.

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Campaigns Gear Up for Success!

March 24, 2012

As families across the country enjoy unusually warm weather and prepare for the summer, paid sick days campaigns are heating up too.

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New Study Reveals Dire Conditions for Restaurant Workers

February 17, 2012

A powerful new report released this week paints a dire picture for workers in the restaurant industry.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

Legislation America Needs

February 3, 2012

On Wednesday morning, at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) described for the first time sweeping new legislation that he plans to introduce this spring: the Rebuild America Act.

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Paid Sick Days Activity – and Energy – Continues in 2012!

January 26, 2012

2011 was a historic year in the effort to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days.

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Public Health Advocates Get Behind Paid Sick Days

December 23, 2011

This year, we have seen incredible momentum in the fight for paid sick days laws.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Honoring the Nation’s Family Caregivers with the Policies They Need

November 23, 2011

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.”

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New Study: Lack of Paid Sick Days Contributed to Millions of H1N1 Cases

November 22, 2011

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.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

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

November 17, 2011 | Work and Family

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.

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New Poll: Young People Need Paid Sick Days Too

November 2, 2011

Demos and Young Invincibles released a timely new report today on the barriers to economic success facing young adults in the United States.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Despite Hard-Fought Campaign, Disappointing News from Denver

November 2, 2011

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.

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Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Getting Back on Track with Family Friendly Policies

October 31, 2011 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

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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Dispatch from Denver: A Haunting Thought

October 31, 2011

One of the delights of an early November election is volunteering for a campaign on Halloween.

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Dispatch from Denver: Purple Thursday

October 29, 2011

When I was packing my suitcase for Denver, I made sure to throw in a purple sweater.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

Workplace Support a Critical Step Toward Eliminating Poverty

October 28, 2011 | Work and Family

One of the biggest threats to the well-being of our nation's women and families is poverty.

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Dispatch from Denver: Winter Wonderland

October 27, 2011

Hi, all. It’s Helen, work and family policy associate at the National Partnership.

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An Important First Step for Philly

October 27, 2011

In a significant victory for workers in Philadelphia, the City Council voted 15-2 to pass a provision providing workers at businesses that contract with or receive financial support from the city to the right to earn paid sick days.

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Dispatch from Denver: Back to D.C.

October 26, 2011

After 10 days of volunteering with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver, I am headed back to D.C.

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Dispatch from Denver: David v. Goliath

October 25, 2011

We are just one week away from the deadline for Denver voters to turn in their ballots — and vote YES on Initiative 300.

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