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Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
 The unspoken message to those forced to work for the minimum wage in this country is that their employers would really like to pay them even less, but it would be
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
If Mayor Tom Barrett had been at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, he would have gotten an earful. A crowd organized by the working women’s organization 9to5 gathered to call out the mayor for his opposition to the paid sick days referendum, which passed with almost 70% of the vote in November 2008. The kids in the crowd delivered boxes of let...
06.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce succeeded—for now—in thwarting the will of 69% of Milwaukee’s voters today, when a Milwaukee County circuit court judge ruled that the voter-approved paid sick days ordinance is unconstitutional. Although MMAC admitted that the majority of its members provide paid sick days to their employees, the conservative business group ...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

A Simple Way to Aid Domestic Violence Survivors

The campaign to require paid sick days to all Milwaukee workers rightly emphasizes the boost in health and productivity that will be provided to employees, employers, parents and anyone who encounters sick employees in their workplace. But the paid sick days referendum—which will be on the city of Milwaukee...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Employers will save $15 million, workers will save $1 million a

Want to save $15 million? That’s how much Milwaukee employers will save each year if Milwaukee voters support a paid sick days ordinance. How about saving $1 million? That’s how much workers will save in health care costs each year if they can use paid sick days when they or a family member are ill.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Issue: The Paid Sick Days coalition, led by the working women’s group 9to5 Milwaukee, collected more than 42,000 signatures in support of a referendum that will likely be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot. Jerk: On July 16, the conservative syndicated host said this about autistic children: “In 99% of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’”

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