Friday, December 26, 2014

About the second collective bargaining meeting

During our second collective bargaining meeting we basically recorded all the questions Lionbridge had about the draft contract we had submitted. If you want a copy of this initial draft, just email us. A date for the next meeting has not been scheduled yet. It should be sometime in early January.
We'll keep you posted. While deeply frustrated by the lack of paid holidays we wish you all the best during this holiday period and for the new year.

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Dear All,
My name is Desiree Rosado, and I’m writing to say thank you for the precious gift of paid sick days.

Let me explain. 
A few years ago, all three of my children got sick with the nasty H1N1 flu. I ended up missing several weeks of work to care for them. I got no sick pay and my husband and I slipped deeper into debt. It took us years to dig out. 
No parent should have to choose between caring for a seriously ill child and a paycheck or a job.
With the help of MomsRising, I shared my story with Connecticut lawmakers. Soon after, Connecticut passed the nation’s first statewide earned paid sick day law. It’s made an enormous difference to me and to many families in Connecticut.
Without a doubt this victory began with a gift from someone like you.

The good news is that a movement for paid sick days is sweeping the nation and in 2014 alone, two states and ten cities passed paid sick days bills – that's more than all the measures that passed from 2006 to 2013 COMBINED!

Because of this impressive streak of wins for paid sick days, more and more members of Congress are signing on to co-sponsor The Healthy Families Act, a bill that would expand access to paid sick days nationwide.
This momentum is needed. Right now, ridiculously, nationwide, 80% of low-wage workers don't have access to a single paid sick day. This is despite the fact that having access to paid sick days is proven to save funds and is a basic workplace protection in most other nations.

Momsrising won't stop until EVERYONE has the ability to earn paid sick days.
MomsRising knows what it takes to mobilize and win. With your support, we'll bring forward the voices of families to let every member of Congress know: We are watching you, and we expect you to stand up for paid sick days for our families.

Thanks for all you do.


Desiree Rosado

Mom to Bella, Alicia and David
MomsRising volunteer

PS: Momsrising's headquarter is based in... Bellevue: 12011 Bel-Red Road – Suite 206, Bellevue, WA 98005. Ask them to support or demands for paid sick leave! Ask them to email Lionbridge and Microsoft so that every employee working for Microsoft has access to paid sick days.