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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's not just Milwaukee

States push laws to require paid sick days

Some 46 million U.S. workers lack paid sick days, but lawmakers in 12 states — including California, Connecticut, Minnesota and West Virginia — have proposed legislation in the past year that would require businesses to provide them.

Dale Butland of Ohioans for Healthy Families, an advocacy group pushing a November ballot initiative that would require employers to offer paid sick days, said the effort picked up steam in Columbus and other state capitals because federal legislation has stalled.
I didn't even know there was federal legislation.

Acknowledging that getting sick oneself or having sick kids/family members can cause difficult-to-disastrous financial have we survived this long without mandatory paid sick days?

And what are we going to do? Just keep adding new stuff as long as somebody can still yell "no fair" with a straight face?