Plain Dealer: Sen. Sherrod Brown says three-quarters of low-income workers don’t have paid sick days

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Plain Dealer: Sen. Sherrod Brown says three-quarters of low-income workers don’t have paid sick days

“For far too many Americans, a day home from work means a day without pay,” Brown said. “Some 40 percent of private-sector workers in the U.S. don’t have any paid sick days at all. It’s worse for low-income workers — three in four don’t have any paid sick days available.”

We wondered about the numbers. Brown’s staff said the source was last year’s National Compensation Survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PolitiFact Ohio is not rating the legislation, however — only Brown’s statement on the numbers of workers who don’t have access to paid sick days. We rate it True.

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