Posts Tagged ‘paid sick leave’

Aug
2015
20

Labor Law, Punishment for Violations Could be Strengthened by Big Seattle Bill

Labor Law, Punishment for Violations Could be Strengthened by Big Seattle Bill
  In Seattle, a massive bill that would strengthen the city’s labor laws is currently making its way around Mayor Ed Murray’s office. The proposed bill would include stiffer penalties for businesses that break the law, would better compensate workers who are not given sick days, and would allow workers more options to file complaints…
Jul
2015
22

CWA Members Rally Outside AT&T Hearing to Uphold Minnesota’s Paid Sick Leave Standards

CWA Members Rally Outside AT&T Hearing to Uphold Minnesota's Paid Sick Leave Standards
  “It’s a simple request. Follow the law.” Those were the words of Don Waalen-Radzevicius, a 29-year employee of AT&T who was denied paid sick leave when his husband fell victim to a spell of bad health.  Waalen-Radzevicius was joined by other members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) at a rally outside of [&hellip…;
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Jan
2015
16

Hustle & Flu: PA Senators Try to Ban Local Paid Sick Leave Laws Before Philly Passes One

Hustle & Flu: PA Senators Try to Ban Local Paid Sick Leave Laws Before Philly Passes One
  You know what workers need in 2015? More enemies! A pair of Pennsylvania state senators — Republican John Eichelberger and Democrat Lisa Boscola — are introducing a bill which would prohibit municipalities from enacting paid sick leave protections.  It comes as a direct response to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s…
Oct
2014
31

And Then There Were Two? NJ May Join CT as Only States with Paid Sick Leave Mandates

  The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee recently voted in favor of a paid sick leave ordinance which, if passed, would make the Garden State the second state with such legislation.  By a 6-3 margin the committee voted to move forward with the proposal which was amended following heated debate to reflect the concerns of [&hellip…;
Jan
2014
21

Union Members, Politicians Arrested at LaGuardia Airport MLK Day March for Workers’ Rights

Union Members, Politicians Arrested at LaGuardia Airport MLK Day March for Workers' Rights
  32 people, including several prominent politicians, were arrested for participating in a march and act of civil disobedience yesterday as they blocked traffic on the 94th street bridge to protest low wages and subpar standards for workers at LaGuardia Airport.  The protest coincided with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and was a…