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Speaker Quinn, NYC Needs Paid Sick Days Now!

August 26, 2010
Welcome to the MomsRising blog carnival on paid sick days for New York City! We've partnered with A Better Balance and the New York State Paid Leave Coalition to host a New York-based social media conversation (via this blog carnival and a Twitter party using #paidsickdays) focused on the urgent...
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Sen. Tom Harkin: Paid sick days stories "incredibly compelling"

August 18, 2010
On July 28th, MomsRising’s campaign director, Donna Norton, presented me with a collection of stories from MomsRising members in Iowa and across the country about the need for paid sick days. These stories are incredibly compelling. Donna presents Sen. Harkin the MomsRising members' PSD book I was...
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5 Things Employers Should Know about Breastfeeding

August 11, 2010
Under health care reform, all employers are required by law to accommodate the needs of breastfeeding employees. But ignorance about breastfeeding still prevails in the workplace. Here are the basics that every employer should know. Please send it to your boss, your HR director, and anyone who is in a position to support women breastfeeding when they return to work.
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Paid Sick Days: a social justice and public health policy approach to reducing health disparities

August 10, 2010
A public health approach to reducing health disparities across economic lines involves looking for “upstream solutions.” By walking upstream and understanding why people are falling in the river in the first place, we can be more effective in saving lives than by focusing all our resources on...
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The Benefits of Paid Sick Days are Understated

August 8, 2010
IWPR estimated the costs and benefits of paid sick days legislation currently under consideration in New York City. The analysis found the legislation would save around $11m annually due to a reduction in the spread of seasonal flu. That isn’t exactly chickenfeed for most New Yorkers, but the...
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Paid Sick Days: Thank you for Sharing your Stories!

August 7, 2010
Last week, MomsRising Campaign Director Donna Norton personally delivered to me a moving collection of stories from MomsRising members about the need for paid sick days. We discussed stories from Connecticut MomsRising members including: A single mom who works in childcare and only has three days...

Paid sick days are a necessity

August 6, 2010
I am deeply touched and inspired by the stories submitted by Illinois residents regarding the need to ensure that all workers have access to paid sick leave. I could not agree more with the MomsRising Member who wrote, 'paid sick days are not a choice - they are a necessity.' Paid sick leave not...
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Calling in Sick: Americans out of luck

August 6, 2010
Every mom knows the feeling of your stomach falling when you get a call at work that your child is sick. You’ve got to drop everything. The only worry in your mind is rushing to care for your child. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you will be reprimanded, lose pay, or even be...
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Screw Work Life Balance: We Need Work Life Policy! Join the Movement at BlogHer

August 2, 2010
For over two years, The Four Hour Work Week has been a national bestseller. Why? Because most of us resent feeling tethered to our jobs, and we know we could still do great work even if we had the ability to control our schedules and factor family needs into our day. But workers are completely on...

Dispatch from Louisville: A Salute to Labor & Labor’s Legislative Champions

July 30, 2010
Last weekend and earlier this week, I was in Louisville, Kentucky talking about paid sick days and economic security with both labor leaders and state legislators who champion issues important to workers. Advocates who lead paid sick days campaigns routinely praise organized labor’s hard work on...

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