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2014-06-13 12:25:07

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 37 percent of Oakland's private sector employees lack access to a single paid sick day. Access rates for low-wage workers earning less than $12.25 per hour in Oakland are particularly low, with 68 percent of those workers lacking access to paid sick days. Paid sick days are especially uncommon in jobs that require frequent contact with the public. In...

2014-03-05 20:21:12

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Chicago City Council legislators consider the Earned Sick Time Ordinance, new research from the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers is expected to yield savings of more than $6.4 million annually, after employer costs and benefits are calculated. More than 461,000 Chicago employees lack access to a single paid sick day, and approximately 260,082 of...

2014-02-07 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women lost 51,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls in January, while men gained 164,000 for a net increase of 113,000 jobs. As of January, women have more than recovered all their jobs lost in the recession, while men have regained 81 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost. In January,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'