Economics @ ITT

Bill Introduced to Guarantee Sick Days for Workers

Posted in economics, microeconomics, Policy Issues by ittecon on May 19, 2009

Among the industrailised countries, US workers have the lowest number of guaranteed paid holidays and no universal health coverage…

And on Capitol Hill, Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has introduced legislation to guarantee paid sick days to American workers. The bill would require companies with fifteen or more employees to allow workers to earn up to seven paid sick leave days a year. Sen. Edward Kennedy is expected to introduce the Senate version of the Healthy Families Act later this week. Of the world’s twenty-two wealthiest nations, the United States is the only one not to guarantee paid sick days for workers.

Source: Democracy Now!

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Tough Employment Decisions

Posted in economics, Humour by ittecon on May 19, 2009

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