Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Earned Sick Days and Swine Flu in the News (#sickdays)

H1N1 May 9 2009In the past week, more and more people are talking about the link between earned sick time and swine flu - and no surprise, since the CDC and the President recommend that people stay home when they are sick, yet 47% of Americans have no paid sick time to rely on. Here is a sampling of some of the stories we have been seeing.
What can you do about earned sick time today? Ask Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, ensuring that everyone who works has paid sick time to care for themselves and their families. Please write an email, sign a petition, Tweet your friends (use the hashtag #sickdays if you can, and direct them to sign the petition at http://is.gd/uTvx), or make a phone call today.

You can also join us on Facebook to support earned sick time in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia, or become part of our coalition of advocates and businesses working to ensure all Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to earn sick time.

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