Post Tagged with: "Sick Leave"

Calif. on Verge of Enacting Paid Sick Leave and Pro-Temp Worker Laws

SACRAMENTO –California is on the verge of enacting a state-wide paid sick leave law and a second law that extends worker rights and protections to millions of temps and subcontracted workers, a top womens’ rights group and the state labor federation report. The state legislature cleared both measures in August and sent them to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who is […]

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Citizen-Labor Coalition Cheers San Diego Minimum-Wage Hike/Paid Sick Days Ordinance

SAN DIEGO –A coalition of San Diego citizens and unionists cheered a 6-3 City Council vote on August 19 overriding the Republican mayor’s veto of a city-wide minimum-wage increase and paid sick days ordinance. The ordinance would allow a worker up to 40 hours of paid sick leave yearly, starting next July 1.  And it covers all workers, not just […]

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Women’s Groups And Workers Lobby For Paid Sick And Family Leave

WASHINGTON–Working women and groups representing them took their case for paid sick and family leave to Capitol Hill on July 30. They drew support from Senate Labor Committee Democrats, but the legislation – thanks to potential GOP filibusters and a jammed congressional schedule after the August recess – may go nowhere in this Congress.

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City Ordinance: All Portland Workers Get Sick Leave

By Don McIntosh, Associate Editor, The Northwest Labor Press PORTLAND, Ore. –On Jan. 1, more than a quarter of a million Portland workers gained a human right — the right to stay home when they’re sick. That’s when a city ordinance passed last March took effect, guaranteeing up to 40 hours of sick leave per year for all employees who work […]

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HOFFA: Mich. GOP Legislators Trying To Ban Paid Sick Leave

DETROIT —Right Wing GOP Michigan state legislators are trying to ban paid sick leave in the state through a backdoor method – telling cities and counties they can’t pass ordinances ordering it. In an op-ed in the Detroit News, Hoffa, a Michigander, adds that “It’s enough to make you sick.” The proposed state law, he said, would bar the cities […]

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