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Only 20% of American Workers Covered by Pelosi's Sick Leave Bill
by Millionaire Pelosi Serves the Rich
Saturday Mar 14th, 2020 8:27 PM
The House of Representatives, under the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, cobbled together a bill this week calling on employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll102.xml However, the 54% of American workers who work for companies with more than 500 employees, such as Amazon, McDonald’s, etc. are not covered. Small companies with less than 50 employees can obtain emergency exemptions. That leaves only 20% covered by this bill.
The House of Representatives, under the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, cobbled together a bill this week calling on employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll102.xml However, the 54% of American workers who work for companies with more than 500 employees, such as Amazon, McDonald’s, etc. are not covered. Small companies with less than 50 employees can obtain emergency exemptions. That leaves only 20% covered by this bill. See https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/14/paid-sick-leave-loopholes-theres-giant-hole-pelosis-coronavirus-bill
And
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/big-businesses-get-a-pass-on-sick-leave-in-coronavirus-aid-deal_n_5e6d26e5c5b6747ef11e29bb

As stated at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-relief-house-passes_n_5e6c4c4bc5b6747ef11d3467?8v
“The bill provides two weeks of sick leave for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with the government reimbursing 100% of the cost to employers ― placating Republican complaints that a paid sick leave policy could bankrupt some businesses. After the coronavirus crisis abates, the U.S. would go back to not having paid sick leave and will once again become the only advanced nation in the world with no paid sick leave policy.”

This country is also the only industrialized society that does not have socialized medicine, accounting for our 6 years of declining life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rate and lowest life expectancy in the industrialized world. Socialized medicine exists in All of Europe, Israel, Rwanda, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand.

Pelosi’s bill now goes to the Senate, and if it passes, to the president. It really is no good to promote testing, which this bill does, if people have no money to live on if they are forced to stay home. Even on unemployment insurance, they cannot survive as it is too low.

Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support socialized medicine, currently known as HR 1384, Medicare for All, which has 118 sponsors and needs 218 to pass the House. Change your registration now to either one of these parties. You can change your registration online at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/
For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/
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