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Sick days at Wal-Mart

A demonstration outside Chicago’s Wal-Mart store (4650 W. North) today at 5 p.m. is part of a national campaign targetting the corporation’s “irresponsible sick leave policy” which increases risks to public health.

The Demerit Wal-Mart campaign by Wake Up Wal-Mart and allies highlights the revelation by the New York Times last fall that Wal-Mart gives demerits that can lead to termination to employees who use paid sick days.

The coalition is calling on Wal-Mart to give its employees the right to stay home when they are sick – and to follow government recommendations to let flu epidemic victims stay home without being punished.

Today’s demonstration is sponsored by UFCW Local 881 and backed by the Good Jobs Chicago coalition.

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