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News from EPI News from EPI:  Access to sick days is vastly unequal

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 11, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

More than one-third of all workers—38%—have no paid sick days. When these workers get sick, they are either forced to go to work, or stay home without pay and risk losing their job.  As today’s Snapshot illustrates, workers at the top of the wage scale are more than four times as likely to have sick days as workers at the bottom of the wage scale. Click for the full Snapshot and graphic.

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