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Coronavirus Brings a New Legislative Push for Paid Sick Leave

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An economics study released Monday offers an idea of what might happen if the bill passed. Democrats introduce a measure they hope will find bipartisan support, and a new study explores the economic effects of sick-leave mandates.The U.S.is one of the only rich countries not requiring employers to give their workers paid time off when they’re sick. It has become an urgent issue for more Americans because of the coronavirus outbreak. Citing the crisis, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a new version of a sick leave bill that has been stalled in Congress since 2004 — and expand it to add 14 days of immediately accessible paid sick leave in the case of a public health emergency.

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Now, this is what the people who live paycheck to paycheck need. A tax cut is NOT the answer. They also need access to the TESTs for FREE, as they have little heath insurance.

Trump gives us the usual head -jam nonsense... but where will all the sick people go when the hospitals. have no room, and even if they have beds, there are not enough ventilators for the 1% who need them.

Submitted on Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:29:39 PM

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