Posts Tagged ‘Paid Sick Days’

Apr03

Melvin’s Musings: Paid Sick Days

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RAP member Melvin Jefferson is starting a periodic blog series on issues affecting retail workers. He will chronicle RAP members’ efforts to improve conditions in their stores and across the industry. Check out his first post below! The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, recently enacted paid sick days legislation that expanded the […]

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Jan23

“I worked with the flu at Urban Outfitters, since part-timers don’t get paid sick days.”

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My name is Zyad Hammad and I’m a Syrian-Mexican American student getting my  education New York City, and a member of the Retail Action Project. I’m on scholarship studying international relations, and that means I need to work to pay my rent and bills in this expensive city. To support myself, I work as a […]

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Jul12

Standing up for Paid Sick Days in Washington DC

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by Adam Gomdah Adam is a member of RAP’s Leadership Board. Americans from around the country gathered together last week in Washington DC for the 2012 National Summit on paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave, strengthening a coalition of the 99%’s power to stand for what is right for families and workers. The summit […]

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May10

RAP Member Kimberly Ortiz Testifies at Senate HELP Hearing

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by: Kimberly Ortiz I recently had the pleasure of testifying at a US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing titled “Beyond Mother’s Day: Helping the Middle Class Balance Work and Family” in Washington, DC. I was on a panel with three other very intelligent and hard-working women: Ann O’ Leary, director of the Children […]

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May10

Retail Action Project Member Sparked Bipartisan Action on Federal Paid Sick Days Legislation

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2012 Contact: Yana Walton Email:yana@retailactionproject.org Phone: 646-490-5925 Cell Phone: 646-453-9816 RETAIL ACTION PROJECT MEMBER SPARKED BIPARTISAN ACTION ON PAID SICK DAYS AT MOTHER’S DAY SENATE HEARING US Senator Tom Harkin Cites RAP Report “Discounted Jobs” in HELP Committee Hearing Washington, DC: Today Retail Action Project (RAP) member Kimberly Ortiz testified […]

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