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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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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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Victory! Pittsburgh Passes Earned Paid Sick Days

In staying true to its goal of being the “Most Livable City,” Pittsburgh passed the Paid Sick Days Act this afternoon, providing approximately 50,000 Pittsburgh workers the ability to earn paid sick days. The victory in Pittsburgh comes on the … Continue reading

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Support Earned Paid Sick Days in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council was scheduled to follow in the footsteps of Philadelphia and many other cities and vote for Paid Sick Days last week. At the last minute, Pittsburgh City Council members put the vote on hold for one week to … 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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Victory: Philadelphia’s Earned Paid Sick Days in Effect Today

Philadelphia’s earned paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect today. That means that if you work more than 40 hours per year in the city of Philadelphia, you qualify to earn paid or unpaid sick time to care for yourself … Continue reading

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Tell PA You Oppose Stripping Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Day Ordinance

We need your help. In February, Philadelphia passed earned sick day legislation. The ordinance was a long time coming and had been well-vetted with data. National Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that low-income workers, who are disproportionately women and minorities, … Continue reading

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