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Newark Mayor Cory Booker The movement for paid sick leave has spread to New Jersey—or at least to its two largest cities. This week, Jersey City 's ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Feeling the pressure, Christine Quinn (D) is doubling down on her attacks against progressive champ, Bill de Blasio (D): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/christine-quinn-slams-bill-de-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 01:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
A bartender, co-worker and good friend of mine once told me, that back in the 1980's, the owner of the casino where he once worked would have full-length Polaroid pictures taken (both front and ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 08:33 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Corporate America is always finding innovated and ingenious ways of improving their bottom lines, and usually at the expense of the bottom 47% of American wage earners, who are only taking home $27,...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 04:16 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
co-written with Stewart D. Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School On this Father’s Day, too many fathers have to choose between the family they love and the job they need. That�
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Lawmakers in Michigan are still pushing a bill that would keep cities and towns from making their own decisions about paid sick days laws. We call them “preemption bills” – restaurant ...
by Working America
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 01:55 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Listen up, working moms and dads: Rep. Eric Cantor has a deal for you - more time to spend with your family! What’s not to like? Except for one hitch: You get to spend more time with your family ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
In case you live under a rock and missed it...yesterday in NYC approximately 400 fast food workers went on a one day strike to demand higher wages and the right to unionize without fear of ...
by Spedwybabs
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:58 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
By Tim Price, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:44 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
By Tim Price, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 06:49 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Take Action: Tell Mayor Hales and the Portland City Commission to allow workers to earn paid sick days. When it comes to ...
by Working America
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Take Action: Tell the Portland City Council to allow workers to earn paid sick days For nearly a year, Ariel Kempf was a server at a very busy breakfast and lunch café in Portland when, one day, ...
by Working America
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:42 AM PST with 13 Recommends
How embarrassing is this?
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 77 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:32 PM PST with 63 Recommends
Ask Adela Valdez how it feels to hear public health experts on TV explain ways to limit a flu outbreak. Get a flu shot, wash your hands, they advise – and if you get the flu, stay home until 24 ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 04:51 AM PST with 33 Recommends
So this gnome is not ashamed to admit she is a Dunkin Donuts fiend. During the work week, I go every morning. Sometimes multiple times a day. It is a sickness. But with small lattes for 99 cents, ...
by gardengn0me
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Two thousand workers who clean the rooms and serve the food at hotels in Long Beach, California had special cause for celebration election night. They will finally earn a living wage and be able ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:26 AM PST with 16 Recommends
This is what democracy does NOT look like: Hundreds of community activists, faith leaders, business owners and others in Orange County, Florida, identified the need for workers to earn paid sick ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:57 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
SAN CARLOS, Calif. --€“ Considering that Paula Osorio has multiple jobs and no paid sick days, the nosebleed could not have come at a worse time: right before her shift caring for an elderly ...
by Elisa
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:36 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
Reposted from ACT NOW NY I can not be sure, because I am steeped in the world of working family advocacy, but I believe a consciousness raising is afoot. I can barely refresh my google or facebook ...
by carijackson
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The right wing relies on an old method of deception: repeat something often enough and people will begin to accept it as fact. And when the media acts as a conduit for delivering this message ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM PDT with 0 Recommends