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Philadelphia Can Protect Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On October 3, 2013, Philadelphia City Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, and Councilmember Bass introduced legislation that, if passed, will protect pregnant women who work in Philadelphia from discrimination in the workplace. The legislation … Continue reading

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Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Leave

Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director, WLP Victims of domestic and sexual violence need paid sick leave.  Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces would require employers with six or more employees to provide up to seven paid days of leave for employees … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Needs Earned Sick Leave

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On Thursday, March 14th, Philadelphia City Council will vote on Councilmember Greenlee’s “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill (pdf), which would require employers with six or more employees to provide up to seven paid … Continue reading

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“It’s the Economy, Stupid” – Occupy Pennsylvania and Legislative Priorities

Like most Americans, Pennsylvanians want jobs, fair taxation, and smarter spending… but all they’re getting are ill-advised spending cuts, bickering across party lines and moral grandstanding about women’s healthcare.  A few weeks ago, the Occupy movement, a grassroots movement for … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: Illegal Abortion Kills

Tuesday, October 18th, Pittsburgh pro-choice advocates marched on the office of Senator Jane Orie, one of the PA Senate’s strongest supporters of the dangerous SB 732, which could put most of Pennsylvania’s abortion clinics out of existence by legislating compliance … Continue reading

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Mayor Nutter Vetoes Earned Sick Time Bill

On June 28th, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Bill. As we have reported before , the bill would have required businesses to allow their workers to earn an hour of paid sick time for every … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month This Weekend

On Sunday June 12th Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will host their respective annual Pride parades and festivals. Philadelphia’s Pride Parade begins at 13th and Locust at noon, ending at Penn’s lLanding where the festival will last until 6 PM. Pittsburgh’s Pride … Continue reading

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