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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paid Sick Days, Anyone? (Or, More from the Annals of Only in America)

The National Partnership for Women and Families (US) asks, "Did you know that 57 million working people don't have a single paid sick day? And nearly 100 million workers don't have paid sick days to care for a sick child."

While the Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees up to three months unpaid leave, this doesn't help the vast majority of US workers who live paycheck to paycheck. Just taking off a few unpaid days can spell economic disaster.

This situation, nonexistent in the more highly developed European social welfare states, falls particularly hard on parents who have disabilities/health conditions, and/or who have disabled/chronically ill children. Among other ills it inflicts...it contributes to the pressures upon pregnant women who have disabilities and/or unborn kids with disabilities to have abortions or *else.*

Paid sick days shouldn't be an unattainable luxury. They should be available and accessible to all, like any other human right. In the US? Please join the national movement for paid sick days!!

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