Wal-Mart’s sick days policy is bad for women and families. Women comprise 72 percent of Wal-Mart’s workforce [3]. As Gloria Steinem said earlier this year: “The fact is that women need [access to paid sick days] more than anyone else. Women still have so much more family responsibility than men…” [4] The increased responsibilities for care-giving that women carry mean that women are more likely to be at risk for punishment and termination under bad policies. continue reading

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