The push for paid sick days gains steam across U.S.

Efforts to ensure paid sick leave as a basic workplace right have been gaining steam across the country (did you hear the Seattle City Council passed a paid sick days ordinance?), and a flood of recent reports have highlighted the

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Must the public worker beatings continue until morale improves?

Guest column by Brendan Williams, former Washington State legislator When 61% of Ohio voters rejected Issue 2 and repealed an anti-labor bill signed into law March 31 by Republican Governor John Kasich on Election Day, considerable attention was paid to

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Access to Paid Sick Days Would Reduce Health Costs

From BusinessWire: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A forthcoming report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that giving employees access to paid sick days would reduce visits to hospital emergency departments (ED) and save $1 billion in medical costs annually. Public

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Health care budget deficit calculator

From the Center for Economic and Policy Research: The U.S. health care system is possibly the most inefficient in the world: We spend twice as much per person on health care as other advanced countries, but we have worse health

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