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Paid Sick Days

Meet us at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets!

November 14, 2011
Can you meet us at the State House on Beacon and Park Streets on Wednesday at 11AM? Your voice is needed! This Wednesday, we'll be coming together in-person to let the state legislature know that Massachusetts should join Connecticut, Seattle, and Philadelphia in making sure more families have...
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Massachusetts- transgender people need paid sick days too

November 11, 2011
As a transgender person, I realize how important it is to have paid sick days. If you don’t know, a transgender person is just like anyone else, but refers to people who transition from one gender to another and/or their gender expression varies from conventional expectations of how they should...

Massachusetts Needs Paid Sick Days

November 11, 2011
Every day, workers across the Commonwealth have to make a tradeoff between their paycheck and caring for themselves or their family. Some are fortunate to be able to stay home with pay when they or their loved ones are ill. Paid sick leave, however, is far from universal. In Massachusetts, more...

UPDATEDx2! MA Blog-a-thon: Paid sick days are good for families and businesses!

November 11, 2011
Updated 11/14/2011, 11/15/2011, 11/17/2011: We're constantly updating this blog-a-thon with new posts. Scroll down to see our latest posts, including the perspective of a small business owner. And please leave a comment; we'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks! *** Let’s face it. Children share...
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Too Small to Fail

November 9, 2011
Parents are accompanying their children to public protests taking place around the nation. Children are welcome there. Oh were it so in every area of public life. Children are welcomed as important members of the community with child safe zones, play areas, and in one case, even a stroller brigade...

Restaurant Lobby Kills Sick Days Bill in Denver

November 3, 2011
This is as gross to me as the thought of an expired hamburger that has fallen on the floor and been sneezed on prior to sale. The restaurant lobby spent $837,000 to defeat a sick days bill in Denver, according to the trade publication Nation's Restaurant News . The bill, Initiative 300, would have...
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Parents in the Park: Occupy Wall Street, Work-Family Conflict and the 99%

October 27, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been sweeping the globe and captivating the media this month. With the message “We are the 99%,” American protesters are drawing attention to the frustrating growth of income inequality in the United States. Here in New York, working families have joined the...
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For A Healthy Denver, Vote Yes on Initiative 300

October 14, 2011
Right now in Denver, Colorado, there is both a jobs and public health crisis. Parents are sending their sick children to school. Working adults are unable to take time off and care for elderly parents. Small businesses and taxpayers are spending too much on emergency care. And in restaurants and...

Dispatches From Denver

October 14, 2011
This year, we have achieved significant victories in our work to ensure more working people have the right to earn paid sick days. From Seattle to Connecticut, paid sick days standards have gained support and momentum. Now, one state and three cities guarantee workers this basic right. This...
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UPDATED: Hey Denver! Vote YES for Healthy Schools and Workplaces- and Read This Blog-A-Thon!

October 13, 2011
UPDATE: 10/26/2011- We're adding new posts to the blog-a-thon below all the time! Scroll way down to check them out. Don't miss the great writing-- and if you're a blogger in support of Denver paid sick days and want to be included, drop us a note in the comment! *** Great news! The time has come...
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