Pregnancy Protection a Great First Step for Sick Leave Victories

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

New Orleans    Years ago, we picked up the issue of sick leave protection for workers in states and municipalities as a national evolution of the living wage campaigns.  The recession and other forces slowed progress, but still victories were claimed in the state of Connecticut, largely due to work led by the Working Families Party …

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Cities Say Paid Sick Leave, States Try to Lock Back Door

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

New Orleans    Portland became the fourth city to approve an ordinance for paid sick leave for workers in their city, joining Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. with Philadelphia on the verge of becoming the fifth city any day.  Connecticut is the only state to have created a mandatory employer obligation.  The benefits are not …

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