Tag Archives: Caregiving

Paid Sick-Leave Bill Approved by Philadelphia City Council Committee

We’ve all seen the T.V. commercial sponsored by the PA Department of Health which states “your job is to stay at home when you’re sick,” but for the 41% of workers in Philadelphia who have no access to earned sick … Continue reading

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Help Ensure All Workers Have the Right to Earn Paid Sick Days

If you live in Philadelphia, you have an opportunity to ensure that all workers have the right to earn paid sick days. How can you do this?  By joining the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces for a Letter Writing … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Amends the Definition of “Parent” for Medical Leave Purposes

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act, making the definition of “parent” significantly more inclusive. The decision came from Nancy J. Leppink, the deputy administrator for the department’s Wage and Hour Division, … Continue reading

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Our Broken Healthcare System

Kate Michelman, former executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice America, recently published an article in The Nation detailing her horrifying, yet all too common, experience with our country’s healthcare system. After her daughter was paralyzed in a horseback riding accident and her … Continue reading

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