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Blame City Law for Your Nasty Flu

As the worst outbreak of influenza in recent years rages across the country, we must ask what we can do to help prevent future outbreaks. Beyond stockpiling more flu vaccines and treatments, there’s a simple answer: guarantee paid sick days for all our workers, as just about every other industrialized nation does. Especially in a […]

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Latinos Deserve Equal Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell explain why Latinos should have equal access to paid leave and workplace flexibility.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Latinos Least Likely to Have Paid Leave or Workplace Flexibility

Latino workers at job site article icon Issue Brief Latinos are the least likely of any population group in America to have access to paid sick days, paid leave, and workplace flexibility.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Workers Deserve Equal Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Marcos Lambaberea article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to enact policies that require employers to provide their workers with paid leave and workplace flexibility.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Myth vs. Fact: Paid Sick Days

Women for Paid Sick Days RallyContrary to many critics’ claims, paid sick days don’t just benefit employees—they also greatly benefit businesses and the economy.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, November 16, 2012

Ganancias de Empleo han ido de subida en cada estado durante el 2012

Bridge repairMientras los beneficios de la Ley de Recuperación del 2009 se disminuyen, se ven ganancias en los empleos en los estados que fueron golpeados por la Gran Recesión.

By Heather Boushey and Jane Farrell | Monday, November 5, 2012

State Jobs Gains on the Rise in 2012

Bridge repairAs the benefits of the Recovery Act of 2009 wind down, employment is picking up in states hit hard by the Great Recession.

By Heather Boushey and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Latest Data Show Incomes Continue Downward as Inequality Rises

Job seekers in lineNew U.S. Census Bureau data demonstrate that the income inequality gap is widening, which should prompt Congress to move on job-creating legislation.

By Heather Boushey and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fact Sheet: Paid Sick Days

Fact sheet by Jane Farrell and Joanna Venator explains the importance of paid sick days for U.S. employees and employers.

By Jane Farrell and Joanna Venator | Thursday, August 16, 2012

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell explain how communities of color were hit particularly hard by the Great Recession in 2007 and how they're still struggling as the economy recovers.

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell | Thursday, April 12, 2012