June 2, 2009

Sick leave legislation

The Healthy Families Act, now in Congress, would require mandatory paid sick leave for all employees. Joy Cardin’s first guest says it would benefit nearly half of the workforce who don’t currently have paid sick leave. Her second guest says it would lead to wage cuts, and he offers alternative ideas. Listen here.

Guests: Austin King, Director, Campaign for Healthy Families, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
James Sherk, Bradley Fellow in Labor Policy, Heritage Foundation.