As we mark National Women’s Health Week, it’s important to remember that millions of women cannot earn paid sick days, which would help them care for themselves and their families.
And Then There Were 10: New Jersey’s New Governor Signs Paid Sick Days Bill Into Law
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, making New Jersey the 10th state to enact a paid sick days law and extending the right to earn paid sick days to an additional 1.2 million workers.
Persistence Pays Off: Maryland Advocates, Lawmakers Secure Nation’s Ninth Statewide Paid Sick Days Law
The Maryland legislature voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act this week, which means Maryland will soon become the ninth state with a paid sick days law. Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders will gain access to paid sick days.
Most Women in the Fast Food Industry Can’t Earn Paid Sick Days, Have Gone to Work Sick
Data from a new national survey reveal seven in 10 women working in the fast food industry say they have gone to work with symptoms of illness. Only 14 percent of women in the industry, and a mere 6 percent of women who are paid less than $9 per hour, say they have access to paid sick days.
New Analysis Reveals Disparities in Workers’ Paid Sick Days Access Across States
Even though 21 jurisdictions in the United States have or will soon have a paid sick days law in place, millions of workers throughout the country don’t have access to paid sick days. That’s the key finding of a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in collaboration with the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Days Law Takes Effect Today But Hurdles Remain
After a years-long fight for paid sick days in Philadelphia, a law passed overwhelmingly by the City Council earlier this year takes effect today. Now, workers at businesses with 10 or more employees will earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked. But sadly, that’s not the end of the story.
Five Reasons You Should Care About the U.S. Senate’s Paid Sick Days Vote
In a flurry of budget amendment votes in the U.S. Senate last week, those of us who advocate for paid sick days and other family friendly workplace policies witnessed an encouraging and unprecedented sign of progress. The vote was promising, but there is more work to do.
Fantastic Video Shows Seattle “Works Well” with Paid Sick Days
Seattle’s paid sick and safe time law went into effect on September 1 of this year. A great new video from the city’s Office for Civil Rights, “Why Seattle Works Well,” highlights the benefits of the law for Seattle’s workers and families.
Corporate Interest Money and Frivolous Tactics in Orange County Must Not Undermine Voters’ Rights
Despite strong and growing public support for an earned sick days standard in Orange County, Florida, attacks on the proposed measure continue.
Paid Sick Days and the “Having it All” Media Frenzy
When the latest issue of The Atlantic hit newsstands, the essay featured on its cover garnered significant media attention.
New Video Asks “Do You Eat Ethically?”
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.
Paid Sick Days Activity – and Energy – Continues in 2012!
2011 was a historic year in the effort to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days.