Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Paid Sick Leave on the Move in Congress

It's one of America's dirty not-so-secrets that millions of our workers are currently entitled to NO sick leave without loss of pay or, possibly, employment. But the good people in the Democratic party are now making a move to change that. Late last week a bill was introduced to the Congress by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) that would ensure that every American worker who works more than 20 hours per week be given up to seven paid sick days per year. This only applies if the company you work for has more than 15 employees, but opponents are still going to argue that it's an assault on small business. Feh. It's an assault on our humanity that the US is so far behind in mandating these policies.

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