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Currently, over 198,000 workers in Maine don’t accept admission to any paid ailing time at work. Forty-two percent of Maine’s workforce has no agreement that they will be able to booty a paid ailing day back they are ill. Because of this, abounding Maine workers are affected into difficult decisions ambidextrous with health. Parents charge adjudge if they can allow to lose a day’s pay, or accelerate their ailing adolescent to school. No Mainer should accept to accept amid their bloom and their assignment that allows the accomplishment they charge to put aliment on the table.
I accept a abutting acquaintance who has spent time alive in nursing homes about the accompaniment of Maine that accept not accustomed them to acquire ailing days. Because of this, my acquaintance has been affected to go into assignment back ailing and assignment with immunocompromised bodies because these workers cannot allow to accept alike one day missing from the paycheck. My own claimed acquaintance intertwines with this, as I’ve had article as little as a ahem back I’ve gone to appointment ancestors at a nursing home and I was chock-full at the door.
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Earned paid ailing canicule would abate assets accident and the blackmail of job accident for low-income workers during periods of illness. This would anticipate ache and apartment insecurity. All workers in Maine deserve the adeptness to acquire these ailing canicule and we shouldn’t be abrogation any Maine workers behind.
The Maine Small Business Coalition supports paid ailing canicule in businesses all over Maine, and it’s time that anybody got them. I appetite my legislators in Augusta to canyon legislation to ensure up to bristles becoming paid ailing canicule annually for all Maine workers.
Samuel A. Green
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