Update #1 ·

Update on August 16, 2012

Did you know that the United States is one of only a handful of countries in the world (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/11/1118592/-This-week-in-the-War-on-Workers-The-U-S-has-scant-company-on-paid-sick-leave) that doesn't guarantee paid sick days? Those who also neglect to provide their workers with this benefit include Syria, Chad, Boznia and Herzegovina, India, and a few others.

While America is one of the wealthiest and most productive countries in the world, hardworking citizens in this country routinely suffer pay deductions and losses of jobs for conditions they cannot control. Keep inviting your friends (http://www.causes.com/causes/621636-civic-engagement-make-our-voices-heard/actions/1672689?open_inviter=true&utm_source=HealthPaidSickWEmail&utm_medium=UpdateEmail&utm_campaign=Health&utm_nooverride=1) to sign the petition asking our elected Representatives to pass the Healthy Families Act!

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According to a "recent report" by the Center for Economic Policy and Research, the United States is the only industrial nation that does not guarantee paid sick leave for workers suffering from either short-term or long-term illnesses. This shocking finding means that forty million Americans – 40% of private-sector workers and more than 80% of low-wage workers — do not get paid sick days to care…

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