Monday, May 25, 2009

Potential Progressive Victories...

... which I interpret to mean progress in health care, education, and worker's rights. Here are a few interesting links:

(1) the Healthy Families Act (still in Congress) would require employers of 15 or more workers to provide a minimum 7 days of sick leave to full time employees (30+ hours per week). 

(2) It looks like education loan originators (like Sallie Mae) and the health insurance companies are backpedaling and toning down their demands based on where they think the political winds are blowing. See this link

(3) The Paid Vacation Act (just introduced by Alan Greyson) would mandate a full week of paid vacation for employers of 50 or more workers, and would increase the minimum to two weeks of paid vacation three years after enactment.