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Paid Sick Days

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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The Real Agenda Behind Voter Suppression

October 13, 2011
The boldest attack on the Denver Paid Sick Leave Voter Initiative isn’t from the Chamber of Commerce. With large majorities supporting the November 2011 ballot measure, opponents know they have to do more than simply argue against the common sense notion that people shouldn’t go to work sick. They...
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Mommies, Daddies and Kids Speak Out In Favor of Initiative 300

October 13, 2011
Denver mommies and daddies with their babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children expressed their outrage that businesses don’t provide paid sick days to workers who interact with the public as they spoke out in favor of Initiative 300 at Hirshorn Park playground today. The parents pointed out...