Stay Home with Swine Flu Symptoms? Not Without Paid Sick Days
“We all fervently hope that officials are able to quickly bring the swine flu outbreak under control in
“Yesterday, officials at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said: ‘This is a serious event… If you have a fever and you’re sick or your children are sick, don’t go to work and don’t go to school.’
“That’s good advice but, unfortunately, nearly half of private sector workers in
“We can do better by passing the Healthy Families Act, a modest bill that would let workers accrue up to seven paid sick days a year that they could use to recover from illness or care for a sick family member. It’s simple, it’s smart, and it’s a basic workplace standard. But in the past, the Healthy Families Act has been the subject of specious attacks by organized business interests.
“The legislation will be re-introduced shortly. It deserves support from every Member of Congress, now more than ever.”
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men balance work and family responsibilities. More information is available at www.nationalpartnership.org.
SOURCE National Partnership for Women & Families