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Paid Sick Leave Laws Generate More Concern Than Pain (NYT)
Robb Mandelbaum reports that it turns out paid sick leave laws aren’t such a big deal for small businesses after all. In municipalities that have already instituted such laws, more business owners are finding the costs minimal.
Progressives’ Post-DOMA To-Do List (TAP)
In response to people questioning whether same-sex marriage has eclipsed everything else on the progressive agenda, Scott Lemieux has a list of projects to work on now that DOMA has been overturned.
Less-white and less male: Labor movement finds new support (MSNBC)
Ned Resnikoff reports on a survey that gives a new image of union supporters, full of women, people of color, and young people. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren explains that the past picture of labor is due to exclusionary policies that have shifted in most unionized fields.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch questions whether the Obama administration’s decision to push back the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act for a year is going to increase costs for employees who thought they would be insured in January.
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn examines how the abortion law being debated in a second special session of the Texas legislature after its defeat by filibuster last week will harm poor women by destroying their access to clinics that provide low-cost reproductive health care.