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A Missed Opportunity: Worker Voice in Portable Benefits

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Last week, Senator Mark Warner and Rep. Suzan DelBene introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act.  The Act would authorize $20 million for competitive grants to states, local governments and nonprofits to fund pilot projects aro... More »


Paid Family Leave: A Backgrounder

Published September 30th, 2014 -

Speaking last week at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary Clinton discussed what needs to be done to close the persistent gender gap in American business and society.  Among the measures she emphasized was the provision of paid family ... More »


Paid Sick Days: A Backgrounder

Published April 15th, 2014 -

Last week, New York City joined five other cities and the state of Connecticut in mandating that employers provide their employees with paid sick days. The legislation comes at a time when almost 40 million workers, constituting nearly 40 percent of all privat... More »


UNITE HERE’s Harshly Critical Report About Obamacare

Published March 11th, 2014 -

Late yesterday, UNITE HERE confirmed to the On Labor staff that the union authored a report, The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse, that has been circulating on mainly conservative news sites recently. The report has gained attention because it is on... More »