It's hard to believe, but the sick truth is tens of millions of workers in the good ole U. S. of A. don't have a single paid sick day.
If you haven't seen the latest episodes of Desperate Housewives, you have missed more than just the usual melodrama swirling around the residents of Wisteria Lane. A new storyline may be all-too-familiar to many viewers — a woman facing pregnancy discrimination on the job.
Given the recent news about Wal-Mart's sick days practice, we all may want to think twice about shopping there this holiday season—which regrettably overlaps with cold and flu season.
For decades, we've debated whether the United States can afford to provide more family-friendly workplace policies and protections, and whether doing so will increase unemployment and harm our economic competitiveness.
As schools reopen and cooler, drier temperatures return here to Washington, D.C., the nation waits for the second wave of the H1N1 flu to hit us.
Campaigns to make paid sick days a basic workplace standard have sprung up around the country—and now New York City is getting in on the action.
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