May 26, 2015

The national movement for paid sick days started in 2003, when a small group of advocates for low-wage women wanted to build on the nation’s first paid family leave law, passed in California in 2002. But the group knew it also needed to promote protections for routine, short-term sicknesses for …

March 9, 2015

by Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work We’ve all seen a toddler who realizes they’re losing the game and knocks all the pieces to the floor. It doesn’t change the outcome – that kid still loses. But the other players realize there’ll be an unfair delay of …

December 31, 2014

RH Reality Check December 18, 2014 by Nina Liss-Schultz The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven popular across the political spectrum. …

November 20, 2014

November 19, 2014 By Brendan Fischer Democratic state legislators in Illinois are mulling an effort to thwart Chicago’s effort to raise its minimum wage, even as they raise the state wage above the national average. And the state National Restaurant Association affiliate is eating it up. Efforts to “preempt” local …