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Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance requires all employers in the City of Chicago to offer employees the opportunity to earn and accumulate sick time. The ordinance requires employers to provide one hour of sick time for each 30 hours worked, with a cap of 40 accumulated hours for small employers and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
Michigan should enact an earned sick leave law. An earned sick leave law in Michigan would require most employers to bank sick time for their workers based on the number of hours they have worked. This would help low-paid workers keep their jobs, increase productivity and reduce employee...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
Polling conducted in advance of the 2018 legislative session in key battleground states showed broad support among likely voters for policies that provide working families with economic security. In particular, the polling found high levels of support for expanded healthcare coverage...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This ordinance requires employers to provide a certain number of hours annually, depending on business size, to employees for sick leave to care for themselves or others, or for safe leave to address the after-effects of sexual assault....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Cook County Board
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
Under this ordinance, any covered employee who works at least 80 hours for an employer within any 120-day period shall be eligible for earned sick leave. For every 40 hours worked after a covered employee's earned sick leave begins to accrue, they shall accrue one hour of earned sick...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Outdated workplace policies have failed to keep pace with the demands on today's workforce, limiting our economic growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Corporations and their political allies deploy state preemption to stop local progress and block the abilities of local governments to act on the values and needs of their communities. This report uses data from Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to demonstrate how communities,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
Racial disparities in access to money, time, and professional and social support deeply impact breastfeeding outcomes and contribute to disparities in breastfeeding success. This infographic outlines barriers to breastfeeding faced by women of color, along with their potential solutions....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Bell Policy Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This policy brief examines the effects of Denver's 2011 Initiative 300 which enables employees to acquire sick time hours depending on the size of their business and how many hours they work. This brief examines the experiences of San Francisco and Washington D.C. in implementing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
More than 40 million Americans still do not have access to paid sick time, and these numbers are concentrated among the lowest-wage workers - 80 percent of whom lack access. The health impacts on employees and on the workplace can be jarring; those without paid sick days are 1.5 times...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was a momentous piece of federal legislation that secured the right of working Americans to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work for the birth of their child, to care for their newborn, to care for a loved one with a serious illness,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark City Council
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance requires employers to provide a minimum level of paid sick time, including time for care for family members. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the public’s health in Newark by reducing the risk of and spread of contagion, and to promote preventative health...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This guide differentiates between the various types of paid leave (i.e. sick, medical, family, and parental leave) and highlights their respective benefits. It discusses options cities can take to enact local paid leave legislation, such as enacting ordinances that expand coverage...

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
The San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (SF PPLO) requires employers who have employees working in San Francisco to provide Supplemental Compensation to employees who are receiving California Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits to bond with a new child, so that the employees...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report looks at the rising use of preemption by state legislatures to undercut local labor standards. It provides an overview of five key areas of labor and employment policy affected by preemption—including minimum wage, paid leave, fair work scheduling, prevailing wage, and...

Type Model Law
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source -
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This model ordinance requires every “covered employer,” or contractor that enters into a city contract where the annual value of payments is $25,000 or more, to pay their employees no less than a living wage. Beginning at $10.55 per hour, each year the living wage shall be adjusted...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Ballot Measure
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Denver Office Of The Clerk And Recorder
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This ballot measure requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave. After an individual has reached 90 days of employment, he or she earns one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. An individual can earn up to nine paid sick days annually if he or she...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
Residents, workers, and businesses from communities across Los Angeles are united in the Raise LA Coalition in an effort to ensure that the city’s largest and most profitable hotels support the communities in which they operate. Raise LA is advocating for City Council passage of a...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Safety, Health
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians have chosen to sacrifice rural communities for the profits of corporate monopolies. In response, this report provides a vision of Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination necessary to positively transform rural communities and small towns....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The effects of COVID-19 pose serious challenges for safe and reliable transit service. This report summarizes current epidemiological knowledge about COVID-19 and transit, and explores how city dwellers feel about utilizing public transportation again. Using this information, the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
In California, Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates workers are all classified as employees under California law entitled to the same benefits and protections enjoyed by all California employees. However, these companies are funding a ballot initiative – Proposition 22 or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Achieving high-quality early care and education for all children will require meaningful public policy interventions and investments. Effective childcare reform must tackle the current system's main problems: lack of resources for parents to stay home with very young children, lack...

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