Prevent Swine Flu with Paid Sick Days

Swine flu, a potentially pandemic flu virus, is being reported all over the world including in the U.S. We now have 50 confirmed cases in the U.S. and over a hundred deaths in Mexico. Secretary of the Department Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, declared this a public health emergency in the United States. White House officials monitoring the situation recommend that: "If you're sick, stay home, get treatment, go see a doctor." That's easier said than done. In the U.S. today, over 40% of workers don't get a single paid sick day. How do the experts expect people to stay home when they're sick Sign the petition today to to tell our country's leaders: The United States needs to allow all working people to earn paid sick days to ensure our economic security, and protect public health.

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9to5, National Association of Working Women http://www.9to5.org 9to5 is committed to: - Winning family-friendly policies to help working people balance responsibilities at home and on the job. - Making nonstandard jobs voluntary and equitable so that those who work part-time or as temps receive fair pay and benefits. - Eliminating workplace discrimination through educating about legal rights on the job, monitoring enforcement agencies, and expanding anti-discrimination laws. - Opposing punitive welfare policies and backing those that allow women to be self sufficient while supporting their families.

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