paid sick leave

  • November 11, 2015

    by Jim Thompson

    Matt Ford reports in The Atlantic that a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday against Obama’s executive actions on immigration, “frustrating the administration’s efforts to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and setting up a potential showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    In The American Prospect, Douglas Najeime and ACS Board Member Reva Siegel examine the validity of religious conscience claims in today’s culture-war conflicts.

    At The Broad Side, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson discusses the disparity between standard sick leave policies for the highest and lowest income earners in America.

    Alia Wong at The Atlantic explains how parental incarceration can affect a child’s education and why schools need to develop policies that address these kids’ specific needs. 

  • October 20, 2015

    by Jim Thompson

    Lynne Shallcross at NPR examines a recent survey that found 51 percent of food workers always or frequently go to work when they're sick. ACS President Caroline Fredrickson discusses this issue in her book Under The Bus, noting that the lack of paid sick leave in America deprives many workers of the option to stay home when sick.

    At The Intercept, Jenna McLaughlin questions the likelihood that President Obama will veto the latest Pentagon budget bill and finally shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

    In Washington Lawyer, Michael Smith discusses the Women Trailblazers in the Law Project, a decade-long initiative of ACS Board of Advisors member Brooksley Born and Linda Ferren, executive director of the Historical Society for the District of Columbia Circuit. The project is a “compilation of interviews with pioneering women who entered the legal profession in the 1960s or earlier and made significant contributions to the law and to other women in the profession.” Featured participants include: Jamie Gorelick, partner, WilliamHale; Marcia Greenberger, co-president, National Women’s Law Center; and Judith Lichtman, former member of the ACS Board of Directors, and currently a senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families.