Category Archives: Paid Leave

ACTION ALERT: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Workers’ Rights Under Attack

Right now, special interests are pushing state legislation that would prohibit Pennsylvania cities and towns from providing workers paid sick leave protections, through what’s called a “pre-emption” bill. Even worse, they edited the proposed legislation to make it retroactive—which means … Continue reading

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PA Awarded Grant to Study Paid Family Leave Program

  Pennsylvania –Pennsylvania will receive a $250,000 federal grant to facilitate planning a paid family leave program to enable more Pennsylvania workers to have access to paid time off to care for a new child or a seriously ill family … Continue reading

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Report: Lack of Paid Leave is the Real War on Families

The United States is one of the only industrialized countries that fails to support new motherhood in any meaningful way. Take, for example, the lack of guaranteed paid family leave. From a recent report published in In These Times: Most people … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave Bill To Be Introduced in Pittsburgh Today

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor will introduce an ordinance that mandates some employers provide paid sick days for certain employees today. The number of paid sick days would depend on the number of hours an employee worked within a … 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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