Over the past five years, a number of cities and states have passed paid (or “earned”) sick days requirements for workers. These victories were hard-won by a passionate and effective grassroots movement.Join us on October 14th, 2-3pm ET/1-2pm CT/11am-12pm PT for a #GrassrootsChange Twitter Chat about the national Paid Sick Days movement. We will hear directly from three key leaders of the Paid Sick Days movement about how they were able to build their movement and overcome powerful & wealthy opponents. They will share lessons from their movement strategies and the benefits of building an authentic grassroots movement for policy change.
Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work, @FmlyValuesWork,@Ellen_BravoMelissa Josephs, Director of Equal Opportunity Policy, Women Employed,@WomenEmployed, @MelissaJosephsVicki Shabo, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families,@PaidSickDays, @NPWF
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