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Webinar: Know Your Rights - Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers

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From our friends at the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, Region 3 The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will host an online webinar on employment protections for pregnant workers. Speakers will include Lucia Bruce, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, Regions 3 and 4, and Mary Tiernan, Program Analyst for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Click here to receive the webinar log-in information.Interested in PathWays PA blog posts on similar topics?

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We Won Because of You

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It's been a long road, but together, we did it.

Yesterday morning, Philadelphia City Council passed an earned sick days bill with a vote of 14-2. And this afternoon, Mayor Nutter signed it into law. Philadelphia is now the 17th city to pass earned sick days.

Thanks to your hard work and dedication, 200,000 workers will be able to start earning the time they need to care for the families they love.

Please take a moment to share your support for earned sick days using social media with the hashtag #PHLSickDays. And then take one more moment to thank the Councilmembers who voted yes and the Mayor who signed it into law.

We are looking forward to working with you as the new bill rolls out. Please keep an eye on www.phillyearnedsickdays.com and let us know how you think people can learn more about the bill by emailing us at policy@pathwayspa.org.

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Join Us for the #PHLSickDays Vote this Morning!

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This is the last morning people in Philadelphia will wake up without a #PHLSickDays law on the books.

Join us at City Hall starting at 9:45 for our press conference followed by the City Council session.

If you can't be there in person, you can listen to the Council session on 900 WURD or watch at http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01340&video=40960.

Thank you to everyone who made today possible! Check back on Twitter at @Earnedsicktime for updates throughout the day!

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Letters: Vets' 'Sniper'-like post-combat lives

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This was written by Clay Fitch, Senior Grantwriter at PathWays PA. For the full article, please visit http://bit.ly/1DjeVtg.

LAST MONTH the movie "American Sniper" opened nationwide with a record box office of $90 million, shattering previous box-office records for January releases. Since its release some controversy has surrounded the movie, and much of the coverage of the movie lately has been related to these controversies.

What is lost in this coverage, and much of the discussion of the movie, is the very real depiction of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's struggles with transitioning to civilian life.

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Kyle's struggles are not fiction, nor are they unique. There are thousands of veterans across the Greater Philadelphia region who have come home from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, or even stateside, who are now facing the challenges of transitioning to life as a civilian, including gaining civilian employment.

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Veterans often benefit from support in negotiating th…

Ahead of City Council Hearing, Philly Working Families, Business Owners Call for Passage of Earned Sick Days Law

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Ahead of City Council Hearing,
Philly Working Families, Business Owners Call for Passage of Earned Sick Days Law

Comes on the Heels of President’s State of the Union Call for Cities and States to Take Action on Paid Sick Days

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia working families, business owners, advocates and experts urged the City Council to pass a paid sick days bill to ensure Philadelphia workers can succeed as caregivers and providers ahead of a Public Health and Human Services Committee hearing . This comes on the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union call for cities and states to take action on paid sick days.

“The City Council has an important opportunity to heed President Obama’s call and pass an earned sick days law to help Philadelphians succeed as caregivers and providers,” said Marianne Bellesorte, Vice President of Policy, Strategy, and Communications at PathWays PA and a leader of the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces. “Passing this bill is not just the rig…

Join Us for a Hearing on Earned Sick Days at City Hall!

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Thank you for your support for earned sick days in Philadelphia. We need your support now, more than ever, to ensure City Council sees the overwhelming support for earned sick time. Please help us by encouraging your networks to attend the upcoming hearing:

Tuesday, February 3 at 11:30 AM
Room 400, Philadelphia City Hall

A strong presence will help make earned sick days a reality for nearly 200,000 Philadelphians!

Sample social media posts to reach out to your online audiences can be found at:
http://www.phillyearnedsickdays.com/p/sample-social-media.html.

Additional resources can be found at: http://www.phillyearnedsickdays.com/.

If you have any questions, please contact policy@pathwayspa.org. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 3.

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