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Campaign for women's pay equity launched at state capitol

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — In 2015 we are still trying to figure pay equity for women in the workplace. One organization taking that on was front and center at the state capitol Thursday. 326 more words


Minimum wage, paid sick days bills pass Washington State House!

Two key measures to boost Washington’s economy and protect the economic security of millions of working families in Washington have passed the state House:

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New Bill Looks To Make Paid Sick Days Mandatory In Michigan

DETROIT (WWJ) — A new bill introduced in Lansing would make paid sick days mandatory in Michigan.

Newly elected Detroit democratic state representative Stephanie Chang of District 6 in Detroit — who introduced the legislation, House Bill 4167 — said that granting paid sick leave to Michigan workers is not only economically beneficial, it is the right thing to do. 167 more words


Congresswomen Murray and DelBene champion the Healthy Families Act

The Washington Work and Family Coalition would like to offer big thanks to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Suzan DelBene for their courageous championing of the Healthy Families Act. 349 more words

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"Proven standards...to protect public health, family economic security, and business prosperity" [VIDEO]

Marilyn Watkins, Policy Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave), … 336 more words

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"Advancing paid sick days and raising the minimum wage boosts our families and our economy" [VIDEO]

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising.org, testifies before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Committee on HB 1356 (paid sick and safe leave) and  379 more words

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Legislation to allow all employees to earn paid sick time

MASON CITY, Iowa – U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota is proposing new legislation that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave. It’s good news for the 43 million workers who currently do not have access to paid time off. 361 more words