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R U 4 Paid Sick Days?

Debra L. Ness | October 1, 2012

This week, workers all across the country will be tweeting that question to candidates for office at all levels, asking them to support this basic workplace standard or explain why they will not.
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A Sad Day and a Hopeful Lesson in Orange County

Vicki Shabo | September 19, 2012

Late yesterday, it became disappointingly clear that voters in Orange County will not see a proposal for earned sick time on their ballots in November.
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For anyone paying attention to the effort to establish an earned sick day standard in the Sunshine State, this is a legitimate question.
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Late yesterday, it became disappointingly clear that voters in Orange County will not see a proposal for earned sick time on their ballots in November.
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In Seattle, an Exciting New Reason to Celebrate this Labor Day

National Partnership Staff | September 1, 2012

As of today, Seattle is the third city in the nation to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — and that means working families in the city can add paid sick days to their reasons to celebrate this Labor Day.
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For the millions of employed parents in jobs that don't let them earn paid sick days, it means another set of worries: uncertainty about what to do if a child gets sick.
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Ninety-two years ago, women in the United States celebrated the greatest step in our march toward equality: the ratification of the 19th Amendment, affirming our right to vote.
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Big Step Forward in Florida!

August 21, 2012

Late last week, a broad coalition of workers, businesses, unions and advocates in Orange County, Florida, celebrated a significant victory in the effort to secure an earned paid sick days standard for the county.
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Paid sick days campaigns gained steam this weekend when, in a powerful Sunday editorial, the New York Times announced its support for both a federal paid sick days standard and New York City’s paid sick time proposal.
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Despite strong and growing public support for an earned sick days standard in Orange County, Florida, attacks on the proposed measure continue.
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Two just released, peer-reviewed studies from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new, quantitative evidence of the relationship between workers’ access to paid sick days and their health and well-being.
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This month, more than 200 advocates from across the country were here in Washington, D.C., to discuss best practices and next steps in the effort to increase working families' access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
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When the latest issue of The Atlantic hit newsstands, the essay featured on its cover garnered significant media attention.
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Just in time for Father’s Day, the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire released the results of a new study on working parents.
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Restaurant patrons eager for a nice night out will soon have much more to consider thanks to Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United and author of an upcoming book on working conditions in the nation’s restaurant industry.
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For decades, the country’s workers have benefited tremendously from the NAACP’s work to advance civil rights and promote economic security.
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Over the past year, some workers and their families have rested a little easier knowing they will be able to recover from illness or help a family member do so without sacrificing much-needed income.
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May is Older Americans Month, a time to honor and show appreciation for the older adults in our lives and our communities.
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There’s exciting news out of Florida!
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In the past few weeks, we’ve seen paid sick days efforts progress and make headlines in cities and states throughout the country — and support for the federal Healthy Families Act continues to grow in Congress.
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