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Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Shocker! Workers Don't Actually Abuse Paid Sick Days

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When you hear a conservative argument as to why we can't pass a policy that helps working families, you are pretty safe in assuming that it won't stand up to closer examination. In today's example, the topic is paid sick days. Extremist pro-business groups that oppose requiring that paid sick days be offered to employees often make the cynical argument that if paid sick days are offered, workers will exploit and abuse them and that will hurt businesses. The real-world evidence, not surprisingly, says otherwise.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD Conference Calls for Women’s Community, Workplace Empowerment

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 11th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference wrapped up this weekend with nearly 250 educated, empowered and enthusiastic women heading back to their communities and workplaces to fortify the battle against gender inequality.

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What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Guess Who Lacks Paid Sick Days?

Guess Who Lacks Paid Sick Days?

A new study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows that Hispanics and those who make less than $20,000 a year are the workers least likely to have paid sick days. Overall, slightly more than 60% of Americans have paid sick days, a number much lower than most developed countries, and the evidence shows that the amount of paid sick days Americans get is declining in recent decades. The new study shows that less than half, only 47%, of Hispanic workers get paid sick days. Even worse, less than 28% of workers who make under $20,000 a year have paid sick days, compared to 83% for workers who make more than $65,000 annually.

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What We’re Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump). 

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New York City Council Expands Paid Sick Days to More Than 350,000 Workers

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The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted to expand a law requiring employers to provide workers with paid sick days, giving more than 350,000 new workers the power to stay home when they are sick and not endanger themselves or customers who patronize the businesses they work for. The legislation, which passed on a 46–5 vote, is expected to be signed by new Mayor Bill de Blasio. Current law requires paid sick days to be offered to workers at businesses with 15 workers or more. The new law would lower that threshold to five workers or more.

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In the States Roundup

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Here's a look at some of the key battles in the states over the past week.

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What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump). 

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