The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Prescription for Good Health:
Paid Sick Days

Sep 5, 2016

A new study shows that the number of flu cases drops a lot in cities that pass laws mandating a paid sick leave. In other words, where companies don’t have to offer paid sick leave, more workers feel forced to go to work sick and spread the disease to their co-workers and customers.

Of course, no worker needed a survey to know that you should stay home and rest when you are sick. Bosses know that too. That’s why they give themselves and their managers paid sick days.