Paid sick leave makes sense for all workers in our state

Commentary | January 25, 2006 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Our employers understand that a parent needs to be home with a sick child and that a sick worker is better at home, recovering, rather than at work, feeling lousy and getting other workers sick. It is a common-sense idea that should not be at the whimsy of each individual employer, but simply agreed to as the law. That's what some of our state Reps had in mind last week. They introduced an important public health measure - minimum paid sick days.

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