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  • Paid Sick Days Standards Promote LGBT Health

    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.

  • San Francisco Paid Sick Days Law Is A Proven Success

    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.

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

    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. 

  • A Step in the Right Direction

    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.

  • Paid Sick Days - On Hold for Too Long

    Throughout the long, hot summer — despite the veto-proof majority in the New York City Council, despite the endless terrible experiences of workers who've been forced to work sick, despite the loads of testimony in favor of the Paid Sick Time Act — New York's proposed paid sick days law has remained in limbo. 

  • The View from Capitol Hill

    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.

  • New Survey: People Need, Want Paid Sick Days

    Do you worry about losing your job when you get sick? If you're like 40 million other workers in this country, perhaps you should!

  • Next Up: Paid Sick Days for 30 Million Workers

    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.

  • Wal-Mart's Demerit Practice Makes Me Sick

    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.

  • Does Your Child Care Center Provide Paid Sick Days?

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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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