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Millions of Americans working without paid sick days face the impossible choice between caring for their health and that of their family, and keeping their paycheck or job. At a time when many families are worried about their financial security, the threat of losing a job or needed wages forces many workers to go to […]

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An impressive article in the Cincinnati Enquirer described the impact lack of paid sick days has on kids, parents, and the economy. “Batavia School District Nurse Cathy Meyer often finds herself tangling with parents over sending their kids to school sick. And the students don’t just have the sniffles. One day last month, three kids […]

Katie Couric took a stand for paid sick days on the CBS nightly news on Friday. Citing a recent report from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Couric noted that 2/3 of restaurant workers have prepared or served food while ill. Her comments were part of the “Katie Couric’s Notebook” segment of the show. Business owners and policy […]

The legislative session is over in Maine. It came to a close in April, and while the session came to a close during one of the warmest springs on record, unfortunately lawmakers legislature left workers out in the cold. That’s because they once again failed to pass L.D. 1665, a bill that would have provided […]

A new Briefing Paper entitled “Sick at Work: Infected Employees in the Workplace During the H1N1 Pandemic”, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, finds that while almost 26 million employed Americans age 18 and over may have been infected with the H1N1 flu in 2009, nearly 8 million employees took no time off […]