With flu season approaching, 48% of workers without paid sick leave

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With the fall flu season on its way and the second sweep of the swine flu virus hitting the U.S., it's painful to see that nearly half of U.S. workers have no paid sick leave, according to a UPI story.

And that, as anyone who has ever had a sick child knows, can only lead to worse problems as parents get sick and spread the flu at work.

"A child can't stay home without a parent staying with them. So if the parent doesn't have paid sick time, the child most likely goes to school, and the parent goes to to work," said Shula Warren, chief of staff for New York City Council member Gale Brewer, in the UPI story.

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