Sunday, April 19, 2009
North Carolina Workers Fight for Paid Sick Days
In North Carolina, workers are fighting to pass paid sick days legislation. Louisa Warren, who is a policy advocate for the North Carolina Justice Center, recently wrote an opinion-editorial titled "Paid sick time a benefit for all" for the Fayetteville Observer.
Her article states in part:
"Everybody has a story to tell about paid sick days. And it’s no surprise because nearly half of North Carolina’s workers — 1.6 million — lack paid sick days. Without access to paid sick time, workers are faced with the difficult choice between losing a day’s pay (or possibly their jobs) or going to work sick. Especially in today’s economy, workers are more often choosing to come into the workplace with their sickness in tow."
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