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Paid sick time right for all workers

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The worst of the flu season may already be over, but the outbreak was pretty nasty this year and large numbers of people were laid low by it. One can only wonder how different the situation might have been if most infected people had stayed home — where they belonged — rather than gone to work. A front-page story in Monday’s Gazette dealt with the conundrum faced by the roughly one-third of the civilian workforce ...

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January 28, 2013
3:45 p.m.

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The article speaks of workers who come to work sick and infect their co-workers.

How about the ones who infect the public? What cost does society bear by becoming sick at the hands of servers and bartenders or other food handlers, or clerks, tellers, etc. who come to work sick rather than lose pay?