Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes is our weekly feature where we dish on tidbits, news and other important things Working Girls should know. Here are a few things to glean from this work week:
  • Service workers in Connecticut rejoice! CT just became the first state in the nation this month to mandate paid sick days for workers. Advocates say this is a big move and that other states are looking to take this into effect. Currently on cities San Francisco and Washington, D.C. guarantee paid sick days for workers. [Reuters]
  • The head of New Zealand's Employers' and Manufacturers' Association, Alasdair Thompson, has recently been fired after he caused public outrage by linking why women get paid less with "menstruation". Thompson was quoted to saying that women are paid less than men because they take more sick leave and "have children they have to take time off to go home" to care for. [BBC News]
  • Congrats to the US Women's soccer team who won against France 3-1 today to go to the finals of the World Cup. They will play either Sweden or Japan this upcoming Sunday so set your DVR's! [CNN]


Anonymous said...

Is there no mandated paid sick leave in the US?

Working Girl Two said...

most companies provide paid sick leave such as larger corporations, but restaurants and other service worker type jobs don't have to have paid sick leave which is what the bill states they must have!

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