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"It's a real step forward for our country because of the significance of New York City, the number of workers this supports and the fact that this creates momentum around the country," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the groups pushing the paid sick time cause nationwide.
Only 19% of low-wage workers have access to paid sick days, and adults without sick leave are 1.5 times more likely to go to work sick, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Debra L. Ness, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women & Families... issued a statement March 13 congratulating Portland on the passage of the law.
An election eve survey commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families found bipartisan support for laws ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and “creating a system of family and medical leave insurance”: 86 percent of respondents who supported both candidates considered it important, and 63 percent called it “very important.”
The health advantages of sick days Washington Post ... for paid sick days would not stop the flu, but it would mean that more people could stay home when they get it. It should be a high priority for Congress.
Vicki Shabo directs work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families. She says a big problem being overlooked is that at least 40 percent of the people who work in the United States don’t have paid sick leave.
The Nation. (blog) A new poll, out this week from Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group for the National Partnership for Women & Families, found ...
The Atlantic Why Paid Leave Could Pass in Obama's Second Term: Americans Want It The Atlantic ... new Congress and the president consider laws that help secure working families, such as paid family leave and paid sick days, according to an exit ...
"It's natural that if you're worrying about the size of a soda," says Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at Washington DC's National Partnership of Women & Families, "you're also worrying whether the person serving it to you had no choice but to sneeze in it."
NBC Latino Workplace policies are failing working moms, say Latina advocates NBC Latino "Nearly 12 million Latinos - almost 60 percent of the Hispanic workforce, have no access to a paid sick day," says Leticia Mederos, vice president of the ...
The National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit that supports Coleman, says the outcome of the case could affect more than five million employees who work for state governments nationwide.
The Nation. (blog) Sweet Victories: Lessons for 2012 The Nation. (blog) The coalition relied on smart research and advice from the likes of the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the Economic ...
This morning, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families hosted a discussion with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws.
Seattle’s decision to become the third major city in the nation to require paid sick leave and the act drew praise from several groups who are deeply involved in the push to make paid sick leaves mandatory for workers in Denver, including the National Partnership for Women and Families, who called the passage of the initiative “groundbreaking”.
“A lot of momentum is building around the country,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “We know that people see it as a common sense issue.”
Nationally, the National Partnership for Women and Families estimates that 44 million American workers must forego pay if they call in sick.
Their movement is picking up steam, despite the obstacles in Congress and in many states to passing any legislation helping workers. The organizers, most linked to either Family Values @ Work or the National Partnership for Women and Families, came from 23 states and the District of Columbia.
Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, called the Connecticut law a "historic first step that has provided a shot in the ...
Though appearing at an event for a pro-choice organization - especially one at which the director, Debra Ness, decried "the vicious attack on women's health care" - ...
"This is a symbol of progress for the movement and the fact that Connecticut is taking the lead really does provide a model and hope for the country," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women and Families.
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