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 […]
Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell explain why Latinos should have equal access to paid leave and workplace flexibility.
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.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to enact policies that require employers to provide their workers with paid leave and workplace flexibility.
Contrary to many critics’ claims, paid sick days don’t just benefit employees—they also greatly benefit businesses and the economy.
Mientras 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.
As the benefits of the Recovery Act of 2009 wind down, employment is picking up in states hit hard by the Great Recession.
New U.S. Census Bureau data demonstrate that the income inequality gap is widening, which should prompt Congress to move on job-creating legislation.
Fact sheet by Jane Farrell and Joanna Venator explains the importance of paid sick days for U.S. employees and employers.
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.
Jane Farrell is a Research Associate for Economic Policy at American Progress. Jane graduated from Emory University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science. She spent the summer of 2011 working as the domestic intern at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. She also interned at the Roosevelt Institute in 2009 and at […]