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Paid sick leave helps women & minorities most

Paid sick leave will reduce turnover, increase productivity, and reduce the spread of contamination in the workplace. We've long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear picture of just how stark the differences are--across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.

Some of the disparities are depressingly familiar. Latino workers have significantly lower rates of access to paid sick days than the workforce as a whole: Only 47% of Latinos have paid sick days, compared to 61% of the total workforce.

Brenda Lawrence will enact a progressive agenda that will make it clear the need for public policy standards that guarantee all workers can earn the time they need to care for their health and their families without sacrificing their jobs or economic security.

Source: 2014 Michigan House campaign website, BrendaLawrence.com , Oct 10, 2014

Fight to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn't been raised since 2009. If it were indexed to inflation, it would be over $9, and if it were pegged to the cost of living, it would be around $10.50. Today, most Americans agree it's time to raise it.

Minimum wage policies do help raise the wages for America's lowest-paid workers--making an adequate minimum wage an important pillar of a national antipoverty agenda. Brenda Lawrence will fight to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Source: 2014 Michigan House campaign website, BrendaLawrence.com , Oct 10, 2014

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