Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu... Advocating for Paid Sick Days... Working Families Rally Video... Wal-Mart... National Partnership for Women and Families

Connecticut rally (at Wal-Mart) for Paid Sick Days:

["April 1st - Working Families rally for paid sick days"; as submitted to You Tube by luciusvideo
on April 01, 2009; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBSWbjfLIfU]

From my email:

"It's scary. It's confusing. And we all want to do what health experts and government officials say will keep us safe.

But as the 'swine flu' claims more lives in Mexico, and the number of cases in the United States climbs, a lot of us can't do what officials recommend without losing a paycheck or a job.

'This is a serious event… If you have a fever and you're sick or your children are sick, don’t go to work and don't go to school.' That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

It's good advice…until you consider that nearly half of private sector workers in the United States don't have a single paid sick day. It's even worse for low wage workers. And nearly 100 million workers don’t have a paid sick day they can use to care for a sick child.

We need paid sick days.

The Healthy Families Act would provide up to seven paid sick days a year so workers can take care of themselves or a sick family member. This modest bill will be introduced in Congress in May — and it needs the support of all Senate and House Members.

It's time to stop letting scare tactics by organized business interests block the progress we need...

Email your members of Congress today. Ask them to support the Healthy Families Act.

Let's give all workers a minimum standard of paid sick days.


Debra L. Ness, President"

Source: National Partnership for Women & Families (info@nationalpartnership.org)


For New York State You Would Send Your Emails to:

Senator Charles 'Chuck' E. Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Representative Maurice D. Hinchey

Direct Links are available through the http://www.spreadingourwings4.blogspot.com blog site


Stay healthy!


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