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Update from the Courts: Victory for Paid Sick Leave in Pittsburgh!

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision upholding Pittsburgh’s paid sick time ordinance. The City of Pittsburgh, with assistance from A Better Balance and many other community organizations, passed the ordinance nearly four years ago to the day—on August 3, 2015—but its implementation had been on hold while a lawsuit against the law made its way through the court system.

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day please take a moment to learn more about how inclusive workplace policies that recognize the demands of caregiving can help our society maintain a better balance and strengthen communities across the country.

A Subversion of Democracy

Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder dealt a blow to democracy by gutting the state’s paid sick time law. The shameful actions of the outgoing governor and lame duck legislators will not stop the MI Time to Care campaign. The campaign is already on the ground collecting signatures to put a real paid sick days measure back on the ballot in 2020.

A Momentous Year for Paid Sick Time

We look forward to building on this remarkable momentum in the next year and expect more states and localities to follow suit in 2019 to ensure that all workers can take care of their own health and the health of their loved ones.

Turning “In-Theory” into “In-Practice”

A Better Balance was thrilled to learn from and share with our partners from the government and non-profit worlds to improve enforcement strategies and further build a strong relationship among advocates and agency representatives.
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