ACORN will be demonstrating at the Wendy’s on Broadway tomorrow around 10:30 a.m. as part of a national effort to support federal legislation that would require at least seven paid sick days a year for employers of 15 or more.
Consider yourself lucky (as I do), if you work at a company that provides paid sick leave, never mind paid family or maternity leave. Acorn says nearly half of all private-sector workers are entitled to NO sick pay. Not a single day. The grassroots organization says more like three in four low-wage workers lack a sick day.
Wouldn’t family values and compassionate conservatism — not to mention giving sick workers a reason not to infect co-workers — support this notion?