In Connecticut, 37 percent of the percent of the private sector workforce, or 471,000 workers, lack access to paid sick days.
Since the beginning of the recession in 2007, with its high unemployment and rising poverty rates, more families than ever are struggling to make ends meet.
The gender wage gap and occupational segregation – men primarily working in occupations done by other men, and women primarily working with other women – are persistent features of the US labor market.
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Figures Excerpted from IWPR’s Upcoming Report, Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change
This fact sheet is part of a larger IWPR project on the roles of nonprofit organizations and religious congregations in advancing the rights, economic standing, and general well‐being of Latina immigrants in Phoenix, Atlanta, and Northern Virginia.
44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010: 77 Percent of Food Service Workers Lacked Access
A new analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that, after correcting for job tenure requirements imposed by employers, the estimated number of employees who can access paid sick days decreases noticeably.
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers have paid sick days.
Maine lawmakers are now considering LD 1665, which would require employers to provide all workers with paid sick days.
New Hampshire lawmakers are now considering HB 662, which would make it mandatory for businesses with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick days.
Read Executive Summary New Hampshire lawmakers are now [...]