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Businesses are increasingly appealing to state lawmakers to pass laws that prevent local ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
My husband normally doesn’t participate in the media interviews I do. But three decades ago, when our kids were two and five, a conservative woman wrote an op ed in the local paper declaring all ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 06:40 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is a real national leader on paid sick leave. (But not in a ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Sen. Patty Murray's paid sick leave ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Since noon, the Senate has been voting on budget amendment after budget amendment as part of the budget "vote-a-rama." All of these amendments are non-binding, so they mean nothing in terms of ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 02:54 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
More shuttle drivers for major tech companies vote to unionize. The momentum continues: Bloomfield, New Jersey became the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I have been employed as a community college professor for less than a year now. It's decent pay, it keeps the lights on and a roof over my head, but doesn't put much of a dent in my student and ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 07:18 AM PST with 78 Recommends
Dear congressional Republicans: See below for information on some ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 10:35 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Earlier today, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter announced that David Cohen , Executive Vice President of Comcast, will serve as senior adviser to Philly's Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 09:57 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 09:19 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Today Philadelphia becomes the 20th location in the U.S. to enact a law guaranteeing that workers can earn paid sick days. It’s the third time City Council has passed such a measure but the first ...
by ellenbravo
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 05:59 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is finally ready to do the right thing. Paid sick leave is close to becoming a reality ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 09:58 AM PST with 16 Recommends
College teachers unionizing might not sound like a victory for low-wage workers, but when the teachers in question are part-time adjuncts, that's just what it is. Now, organizers say adjuncts ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Wage theft can take many forms, but if you're in any doubt that it's not some fringe practice, that in fact major companies practice it, check out these two stories. A lawsuit involving workers ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 46 Recommends
Like so many other things, when it comes to paid sick leave, it really matters whether you're at the top or the bottom of the income distribution.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 10:55 AM PST with 14 Recommends
President Obama is making another move to improve conditions for workers—but as usual, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 08:39 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Today, the White House will begin a campaign to push for guaranteed paid sick leave for workers. Here are the steps that Valerie Jarrett said that the President will be taking in her LinkedIn post ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 04:51 AM PST with 11 Recommends
The holidays are when many retail workers get the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST with 4 Recommends
This is why the U.S. needs ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 02:20 PM PST with 27 Recommends