Would you benefit from having paid sick days in Michigan?
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Thank you for sharing your opinion on paid sick days in Michigan. Those of us who have paid sick days too often take them for granted, while the workers who need them the most—like part-time and hourly workers or single parents—continue to be overlooked. We need to change that by standing up for worker health, public health and economic health and passing paid sick day legislation.

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According to a 2011 study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, more than 1 million Michigan workers—about 46 percent of private sector workers—cannot take sick leave when they are ill or when they have to care for a sick child or relative. Whether it’s a decrease in productivity for sick workers on the job or a danger to public health posed by contagious employees, especially those in food service, having sick workers stay home and get well should be the goal of businesses and employees alike. That’s why Senator Jim Ananich has partnered with his colleagues in the House to introduce legislation that would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work. No one should have to make the difficult decision of choosing between their personal and family health or a paycheck, and with the passage of paid sick day legislation, they won’t have to.

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