Business Associations Launch "Better Workplaces, Better Businesses" Website

Jun 11, 2013

The first-ever national compilation of business supporters for earned sick days and family leave insurance is now available online through a partnership between the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the Main Street Alliance and Social Venture Network (SVN).  Previously, listings of businesses supporting paid leave legislation were only available on sites for individual campaigns. “Better Workplaces, Better Businesses” not only offers a central listing of businesses who support federal, state, and local laws that provide employees earned sick days and family leave insurance, but also provides the latest business and leave news clips, research, polling, business testimony, and more. 

“Our goal is to give members of the business community the information and resources they need to advance better workplace practices and policies.   We see these workplace tools as beneficial since better workplaces make for successful businesses,” explained ASBC CEO, David Levine.

Makini Howell, owner of Plum Restaurants in Seattle and a national steering committee member of Main Street Alliance added: “The movement for paid sick days and family leave insurance is growing, with increasing engagement from small businesses around the country adding to the momentum.  When employers in one city can see that their peers in other parts of the country are hard at work creating positive policy change, that’s good for both employers and employees. It helps bring more businesses into the fold.  We’re making more tools and resources available, which will help drive continued growth.” 

The website can be found at: http://www.betterwbb.org.

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