Archive for January, 2010

[youtube][/youtube] Business Owner Mark Horton speaks at his restaurant, Woodman’s Bar and Grill,  about why he provides paid sick days. Horton comments that, “forcing employees to work when they’re sick is dangerous and short-sighted.  Sick employees are likely to infect others, including customers!  That easily poses a far greater threat to productivity than a paid day off.” April […]

  • Comments Off on Maine Small Business Coalition Supports Paid Sick Days

More than 12,000 registered nurses from across the U.S. have responded to the call by the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses for volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti —leading the RNs to now issue an urgent appeal for the public to support these efforts with donations of funds to support […]

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Thanks to the Lewiston Sun Journal’s editorial board for endorsing LD 1665! Their January 14th editorial supporting LD 1665 asserted that paid sick days, “needs reasoned consideration. If we’re a nation serious about health care reform, reducing the spread of illness is the best place to start.” Read the whole piece here.

  • Comments Off on The Lewiston Sun Journal takes a Healthy Look

Paid sick days are a job saver and a health saver…moreover, they make good economic sense for Maine’s businesses! Kevin Miller, researcher from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reported that “Employers statewide will save $37 million annually as a result of the proposed law through a combination of factors including reducing worker turnover, […]

  • Comments Off on Tell Representative MacDonald to do the right thing…

Maine business leaders support paid sick days The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us to stay home from work or school in order to decrease the spread of the H1N1 virus. President Obama says, “If you’re sick, stay home.” Common sense tells us to limit our contact with others when we are sick. […]