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May 25, 2011
The human reasons to ensure that all working Philadelphians are able to care for themselves and their ill loved ones are tremendously compelling. The public health rationale for enabling people with contagious diseases to stay home and avoid spreading it is impeccable. But in an era of high unemployment, good policymaking also requires that we answer another question: how would guaranteeing all working people in Philadelphia the right to earn paid sick leave impact the city’s economy? To answer this question, I conducted a study analyzing Philadelphians’ access to paid sick leave and...
October 13, 2010
As New York continues to waver on enacting overwhelmingly popular legislation that would guarantee working people the right to earn paid sick time, other cities are catching up fast. Consider Philadelphia, where I had the opportunity to attend an event on earned paid sick leave yesterday. Spurred by advocates from PathWays PA , Women's Way and other members of the Pennsylvania-based Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces policymakers in the City of Brotherly Love are considering their own legislation based on San Francisco's highly successful paid sick leave guarantee In a recent study...