Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Philadelphia NOW: Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces

The May 2010 Newsletter from the Philadelphia National Organization for Women (NOW) included information about the need for earned sick time and information about steps being taken to ensure all workers have that benefit. Please read an excerpt from the Newsletter below:

Did you know that 75% of U.S. food service workers earn no paid sick time? Did you know that 40% of workers contract the flu from their colleagues at work? Or that half of all stomach flu infections come from sick food service workers?

These are just a few of the many compelling reason we need to support legislation that would reduce these numbers and protect workers, families, and the general public.
We would like to thank Philadelphia NOW, a member of the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, for highlighting this important issue.

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