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Jersey City passes 7th paid sick days law in US – will Tacoma be next?

Yesterday, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed paid sick days legislation into law that ensures businesses with 10 or more employees will offer up to five paid sick days a year to their employees. Businesses with fewer than 10 employees can

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New York becomes largest U.S. city to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days

While most New Yorkers slept, last night the city council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s previous veto of paid sick days legislation.

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“Compromise” law provides 1 million more New Yorkers paid sick leave

The New York City Council – in spite of opposition from Mayor Michael Bloomberg – enacted the Earned Sick Time Act earlier this month, ensuring the majority of people working in New York City are able to earn paid sick days. The

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March Madness: Three cities pass paid sick days laws this month

First it was Portland, Oregon on March 13th. Then Philadelphia on the 14th. And just last night, Council members in New York City settled on a compromise to make the Big Apple the latest U.S. city – and the third

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Paid sick days status report: Updates from around the country

Progress doesn’t happen in a moment, it happens in a movement – and the movement to safeguard public health and provide basic financial security for workers is picking up steam. Across the country, grassroots organization, civic engagement, and a whole lot of

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Paid sick days: Healthy, responsible prevention for Washington

Paid time off from work to recover from illness, care for a sick child, or see a doctor is a prerequisite for healthy workers and businesses, public health, family economic security, and even children’s success in school. Yet four in

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Horses get plenty of sick days, so where’s ours? NYC workers rally for more sick days

From the New York Daily News: Dozens of city workers rallied in Central Park yesterday, demanding the City Council answer a rather unusual question: “You gave horses five weeks of vacation – Why not give humans sick days?” Why not,

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