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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:56 PM

Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US

This week marks 25 years since Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, which gives US workers the right to unpaid time off to care for themselves and close family members.

It took another decade for some to win paid sick leave, when San Franciscans approved a ballot initiative in 2006 for private employees to earn an hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Similar measures now benefit 14 million workers in 32 municipalities and nine states.

Paid sick leave advocates cite studies showing flu infection rates decrease in cities where workers earn sick days, and that parents who cannot take leave are two times more likely to send their sick children to school. They also point to a 2012 poll of restaurant servers and cooks that revealed two-thirds had served or cooked food while ill, threatening the health of their co-workers, customers and the companies that employ them.

But with a flu epidemic currently raging across the US, potential new sick leave measures are facing opposition from the same Koch Brothers-backed lobbying group that led the legal assault on Obamacare.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/11/paid-sick-leave-koch-brothers-nfib





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Reply Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US (Original post)
turbinetree Feb 2018 OP
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2018 #2
blm Feb 2018 #3
blm Feb 2018 #4
MarcA Feb 2018 #5
blm Feb 2018 #6
Hortensis Feb 2018 #7
orangecrush Feb 2018 #8
appalachiablue Feb 2018 #9
turbinetree Feb 2018 #10
OhioBlue Feb 2018 #11

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:10 PM

1. Once more the

Foreign Press outs one of America's premier anti American front group. Look suspected it was the Koch Brothers and Walton's behind this Group.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:40 PM

2. Kock brothers attack again

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:37 PM

3. They'll get away with this sh!t by working under the radar. Media busies itself with Trump tweets

and by the time they notice, Kochs' pet congress critters will be delivering them the votes.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:38 PM

4. This thread needs to stay kicked

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:21 PM

5. Kochs should be in Gitmo n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:37 PM

6. Kicking

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:44 PM

7. They and their type are the explanation for what

happened to the Republican Party. They mostly took it over. Money in politics.

it's not enough to pass a few laws. We need to destroy this new class that regards all working people from cabinet secretaries to motel maids as undeserving workers sponging on them. There's no place in Lincoln's "government of, by and for the people" for an ultrawealthy class who, for good reason, do not see themselves as of the people.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:56 PM

8. K&R

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:58 PM

9. Thanks for the post, good info. on very serious stuff. It's incredible here.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:48 PM

10. We are to keep this democracy alive with facts even when our own media fails to deliver

this kind of information on the nightly news

It does not take much, like and in our news segment tonight we have information that the Koch brothers are basically trying to take away your paid sick time, because they think you don't need it, because they are the Koch's what do you folks think about this.


Your Welcome.....................




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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:33 AM

11. To go to work/school sick or not as a question one asks oneself

Unfortunately, I think the question of "how will this affect others", isn't asked enough.

More often it is "can I financially afford to miss work", "will I get reprimanded or fired", "I won't get perfect attendance perks", "Do I want to pay $100 for the doctor's note", "my child already missed x days and this will create a truancy note", etc... All understandable under our current systems... It really sucks that the people that come in most contact with the public mostly lack paid sick time - restaurant and retail.

It doesn't surprise me that the Kochs would be against this... it is all about the bottom line for people like them and not what is best for society.



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