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Ask the Experts: The Need for Paid Sick Leave

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The United States is the only developed nation that does not guarantee paid sick leave for workers when they are ill, or when they need to miss work in order to take care of a sick family member. Sarah Jane Glynn, a Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, explains why there is a need for paid sick days, who benefits, and why guaranteed paid sick days for workers is good for the economy.

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