Archive for May, 2011

[youtube][/youtube] Portland – A diverse coalition of advocates for seniors, students, and women have a special Memorial Day weekend message for lawmakers: Leave Maine’s voting laws alone. The Maine House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a proposal, sponsored by Speaker of the House Robert Nutting and Secretary of State Charles Summers, […]

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A fellow New England state may be the first in the nation to pass a state-wide paid sick days law! According to Family Values At Work blog, The Connecticut State Senate has approved the paid sick days bill, SB 913 with a vote of 18 to 17. The House is expected to vote next week. […]

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Your voting rights are under attack! Right now, the Maine Legislature is considering LD 1376, “An Act To Preserve the Integrity of the Voter Registration and Election Process.” Integrity? Don’t be fooled by the misleading title of this bill. LD 1376 does nothing but limit Maine voters’ access to their fundamental right to vote. LD […]

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Last week, the legislature voted to pass an amended version of L.D. 516 – increasing the number of hours a teen can work during the school week. The amended bill represents a very significant improvement over the initial bill that, as written, would have removed all hourly protections for teen workers, but – to be […]

Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of Family Values at Work, knows a thing or two about political fights, check out her great piece on the paid sick days campaign in Milwaukee: Here’s the lesson from the recent political fight in Milwaukee: when democracy decides, paid sick days and working people win. A second lesson: when corporate […]

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