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Experience Shows Little Reason to Oppose Sick Leave Policies

Protest in Philly for Paid Sick Days

Miami    Gradually the community-labor campaign for paid sick leave in various states and cities is quietly making progress even in the throes of the Great Recession.   Connecticut has passed such a policy statewide.  San Francisco has had a policy in effect since 2007 giving 1 hour of sick leave [...]

Poverty Rate Soaring in US & Canada

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Toronto Erik Eckholm summarized the Census Bureau’s report in a clear but painful way:

“With the country in its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, four million additional Americans found themselves in poverty in 2009, with the total reaching 44 million, or one in seven residents. Millions more were surviving only because [...]