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Dispatch from Denver: "Where are We Going to Eat?"

October 20, 2011

One of the first questions I asked when I hit the ground here in Denver was “Where are we going to eat?”

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Dispatch from Denver: A Letter from Patricia Schroeder

October 19, 2011

Hi, everyone! I want to share a great letter published in the Denver Post this week.

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Dispatch from Denver: Eddy and Maria

October 18, 2011

Over the weekend, Sara and I delivered lawn signs to nearly every corner of Denver.

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Dispatch from Denver: We’re on TV!

October 18, 2011

Hello again! I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that the Campaign for a Healthy Denver is on TV!

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Dispatch from Denver: Phonebanking

October 18, 2011

In a place this picturesque, it is hard to believe that some working families are facing grim challenges every day because they don’t have basic paid sick days.

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Dispatch from Denver: Krista’s Story

October 17, 2011

Hello from the Mile High City! This is Rachel Lyons, work and family government affairs manager at the National Partnership, reporting live from Denver — home of the Broncos, the unsinkable Molly Brown and, hopefully, the fourth citywide paid sick days law.

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Dispatch from Denver: “Sick Rick”

October 14, 2011

Hello, PaidSickDays.org! I’m Sara, an intern at the National Partnership for Women & Families and a proud volunteer with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.

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National Partnership Staff

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Dispatches from Denver

October 13, 2011 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

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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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

It’s Official – Seattle Will Guarantee Paid Sick Days!

September 23, 2011

With the stroke of a pen today, Mayor Mike McGinn secured a groundbreaking victory for the people of Seattle.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Contagion: Not Just a Movie

September 12, 2011

On the heels of the release of the new blockbuster Contagion — a frightening film about a global flu pandemic — our coalition partner Family Values @ Work has compiled real-life stories about how the flu and other illnesses can spread, particularly when more than 44 million workers in the United States have no paid sick days to use when they become ill or injured.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Victory in Seattle!

September 12, 2011 | Work and Family

It is an exciting day for Seattle workers.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Paid Sick Days Vital for Grandparents

September 11, 2011

Grandparents provide a critical support system for families — especially in tough times. As caregivers and workers, they are the glue that holds many families together.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

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Connecticut Poll: Paid Sick Days are a Voting Issue

Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a law offering many workers the right to earn paid sick days.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

A Back to School Call to Action

August 24, 2011

Fall can be a challenging time for any working parent. Summer is over. Kids are headed back to school — and flu season is around the corner.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Denver, Seattle Make Headlines on Paid Sick Days

August 12, 2011

Advocates throughout the country are keeping up the drumbeat for paid sick days this summer! Already this month, campaigns in Denver and Seattle have made exciting progress.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Coast to Coast, Paid Sick Days Activity Continues

July 14, 2011

The busy 2011 legislative season continues with paid sick days activity and excitement on both coasts and in the nation’s capital.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Paid Sick Days Progress – and Possibilities – Sweep the Nation

June 27, 2011

It has been an exciting month in the fight for paid sick days!

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Debra L. Ness, President

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Connecticut Makes History

June 4, 2011

Today is a great day for workers in Connecticut, and a day that offers hope to tens of millions of workers throughout the country who cannot now earn paid sick time, no matter how long they hold a job or how solid their work record is.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Connecticut Paid Sick Days Bill Takes a Giant Step Forward

May 25, 2011

Moments ago, the state Senate in Connecticut passed the state’s paid sick days bill, putting an exciting conclusion to debate in the chamber. Connecticut is now poised to become the first state in the nation to establish a paid sick days standard.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

In the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love, A Chance to Stand Up for Working Families

May 23, 2011

Philadelphia’s workers are hoping the city will soon take a critical step toward changing the way workplaces honor families.

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