Tag "Connecticut"

States with Paid Sick Days

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not guarantee workers paid sick days, even for the flu! That’s a public health hazard for us all — you may earn paid sick days,

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Sara Orris, Connecticut

Sara Orris, a teacher for 14 years, has an 11-year-old daughter Natalie with a rare genetic condition. Last year after a grueling surgery and hospital stay, Natalie needed around-the-clock care for six weeks. Sara had five “critical illness” days and

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Patricia’s Story

As a union stewardess I saw a manager tell a bus monitor that she “didn’t care [that] she’d have to find another family member to take her kid [with a heart problem] to the doctor.”

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Wanda’s Story

“I had to drive the school bus with the H1N1 virus. I am [the] sole provider for [a family of four], so losing that one week of income was horrible.”

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Connecticut Workers Welcome Paid Sick Days

As of January 1, hundreds of thousands of additional workers in Connecticut are earning paid sick days.

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Paid Sick Days

The Philadelphia city council voted in favor of an amended living wage policy that will require businesses to provide at least seven paid sicks days per year to their employees…

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