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Paid Sick Days

Your urgent action needed in Mass!

December 14, 2011
Guess what? Right now state legislators are meeting in Boston to determine their legislative priorities for the New Year. That makes right now the perfect time to send your state legislators a quick note urging them to resolve to pass the Mass paid sick days bill in 2012! http://action.momsrising...
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Lack of Paid Sick Days Has Claimed Latino Lives

December 10, 2011
Para este artículo en español, haga clic aquí . If there is something I pride myself on it is my work ethic. The importance of hard work is something that was instilled in me by my parents who sometimes worked multiple jobs each to feed our family of six. In college, I, too, worked three jobs to...
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La falta de días de enfermedad pagados se ha cobrado vidas en la comunidad latina

December 10, 2011
For this article in English, click here . Si hay algo de lo que estoy orgullosa es de mi ética laboral. La importancia del trabajo duro es algo que aprendí de mis padres que, en ocasiones, tenían varios trabajos cada uno para poder alimentar a nuestra familia de seis personas. En la universidad, yo...
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Paid Sick Days: Healthier Families, More Than $1 Billion in Savings

November 18, 2011
By Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families Health reform has underscored the imperative to increase access to health care, improve quality and reduce costs. According to a thought-provoking new report released by the Institute for Women’s...
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Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Department Visits

November 17, 2011
This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Department Visits , in which my coauthors and I review findings about the connection between health and access to paid sick days, using publicly-available data from...
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Approaching Flu season: You may want to know the Facts!

November 16, 2011
The spread of common diseases such as the flu, cause tens of thousands of deaths every year according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. That’s the reason why the Centers for Disease Control recommend that individuals with the flu stay home- this avoids contaminating co-workers,...

Rx for Massachusetts: Earned paid sick days for all workers!

November 15, 2011
Got the flu? Let’s hope not. But if you do, here’s hoping your employer provides paid sick days. You need them for yourself. You also need them so you can protect your co-workers and the public from catching the flu from you. During the recent swine flu outbreak 8 million sick workers showed up on...

Business to business: Don’t be afraid of Paid Sick Days! It’s good for our workers and it’s good for us.

November 14, 2011
You can do it Massachusetts! A healthy workforce is within your reach. Here in Seattle, 40% of the workforce, over 190,000 people didn’t have access to a single day of sick leave until we passed the Seattle Paid Sick Days Ordinance this year. That meant many people had to choose between going to...

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...