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As an American expat I've seen some pretty amazing things. I've seen that working women in virtually every country in Western Europe unlike in the US get job protected paid maternity leave by right ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 644 comments on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 02:00 AM PDT with 424 Recommends
A flu virus plotting to make life miserable for somebody. An out-of-the-ordinary flu epidemic now afflicts the nation. According to the Centers for Disease ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 170 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:03 AM PST with 235 Recommends
When I posted about an upcoming visit to Albany, NY by Nancy Pelosi to speak about women's issues as part of a fundraiser for Congressman Paul Tonko (NY 20), the minimal news items about it in ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 09:12 PM PDT with 216 Recommends
San Diego is poised to become the latest city to raise its minimum wage significantly after ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 08:41 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
This situation ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM PST with 39 Recommends
American exceptionalism always gets a big round of applause from most U.S. audiences. That's at least partly because politicians who speak about the matter fail to get specific after saying ours ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM PST with 31 Recommends
If the Obama health care bill is just a “government takeover,” why are healthcare industry CEOs being rewarded with so much money? The alleged expropriation of healthcare by big ...
by National Nurses Movement
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 03:54 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Later this morning, at 10:30 AM, a small gaggle of people will gather between City Hall, where City Councilors buried in committee a miserable proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.20/hr, and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 09:07 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Christine Quinn (Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership) A bill to give five days of paid sick leave a year to workers at businesses with five or more ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Yesterday, Rosa DeLauro and Ted Kennedy announced that they plan to introduce a bill to require every business with 15 or more workers to ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat May 16, 2009 at 01:28 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Employee Advocate Forum Hallelujah! My home state, Connecticut, ...
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 07:59 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
by Vetwife
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 07:54 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
If you get sick, are you guaranteed time off? What about if your child is sick? What about the person serving you your meal? Are they even allowed to take time off? The United States is one ...
by scott jones
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 08:49 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Sen. Ed Markey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren Since Congress isn't going to pass sane policy like an increased minimum wage and sick leave anytime soon, it's up to the blue states and cities to do it. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT with 15 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
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 06:55 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I thought I'd take a break from reading all the diaries that are convincing me that today's Republican Party is some kind of weird performance art, and share some photos from this afternoon's ...
by anastasia p
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 08:37 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 08:45 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
A couple of years ago, my mom was hospitalized for high blood pressure. It took more than 5 days in the hospital to get her pressure under control and another month on drugs to make the "control" ...
by Bendygirl
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 05:16 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Last year, on February 10, 2011, Donna F. Edwards (MD-04), a Democrat of course, introduced H.R. 631: Wages Act: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to establish a base minimum wage for ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 01:23 PM PDT with 11 Recommends