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Paid sick days are important for public health, family economic security, assuring a healthy and productive workplace, even for children’s school performance.
The ability to recuperate from illness, visit a doctor, or care for a sick child without jeopardizing the family budget all require access to paid sick days. However, many lower wage earners – especially those who work in the food service industry – don’t earn paid sick days on the job. Only 15.6% of Washington food service employers provided sick leave to full-time workers in 2009.
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