Are Paid Sick Leave Laws Not so Painful? (July 8, 2013)

Are Paid Sick Leave Laws Not so Painful? (July 8, 2013)

Gabrielle Karol, Fox Business Many small business owners fear paid sick leave laws will be another costly  expense, but The New York Times says the…

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For Millions of Workers, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay (July 7, 2013)

For Millions of Workers, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay (July 7, 2013)

Mark Koba, CNBC Just last month, New York joined the short list of cities—Portland, San Francisco, Washington and Seattle—and the state of Connecticut in passing a…

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New Benefits for Temporary Caregivers, New Parents (July 5, 2013)

New Benefits for Temporary Caregivers, New Parents (July 5, 2013)

Kristin Gourlay, Rhode Island NPR In its final hours, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a new law that will, in its first year, provide…

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Protect Workers With Family Leave (July 4, 2013)

Protect Workers With Family Leave (July 4, 2013)

  Janet Walsh, New York Times Certainly, unlimited days off would appeal to most of us, considering what life can throw our way. But not…

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Rhode Island Becomes Third State With Paid Family Leave (July 4, 2013)

Rhode Island Becomes Third State With Paid Family Leave (July 4, 2013)

Ellen Bravo, Huffington Post Sixty-four cents won’t buy you a lot. It’s not enough for a bus ticket or a fifth of a tank of gas….

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Paid Sick Days Should Be the Priority (July 4, 2013)

Paid Sick Days Should Be the Priority (July 4, 2013)

George Gresham, New York Times  Lifting the ceiling on paid time off has intriguing possibilities, but the members of our union are more concerned with building…

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Rhode Island Poised To Be Third State With Paid Family Leave (July 3, 2013)

Rhode Island Poised To Be Third State With Paid Family Leave (July 3, 2013)

Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress On Tuesday evening, the Rhode Island state House voted 53-18 to pass a bill that would allow workers to take paid time off…

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Times Writers Group: U.S. needs more paid time off (July 2, 2013)

Times Writers Group: U.S. needs more paid time off (July 2, 2013)

Derek Larson, SCTimes  The traditional summer family vacation dates back well more than a century but fewer of us have the opportunity to take a break…

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Paid Sick Leave Laws Generate Concern, but Not Much Pain (July 3, 2013)

Paid Sick Leave Laws Generate Concern, but Not Much Pain (July 3, 2013)

Rob Mandelbaum, New York Times Back in 2007, as a new paid sick leave law — the first in the nation — was about to take…

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Rhode Island Moves a Step Closer to Paid Family Leave (July 1, 2013)

Rhode Island Moves a Step Closer to Paid Family Leave (July 1, 2013)

Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO The Rhode Island State Senate passed legislation that would grant 80% of the state’s workers access to paid family leave, allowing them…

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