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Time to own up: Paid sick days make sense

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

By Ellen Bravo

Imagine the scene: Someone tries to convince you there’s a wolf in the area about to cause great harm. The person offers to protect you – and then asks for generous handouts to help that effort.

Only problem: There’s no wolf.

Such is the case with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC). Unable to defeat a ballot measure in 2008 in support of paid sick days, passed by nearly 70% of the electorate, MMAC took to the courts. The organization has tried to convince business owners that paid sick days would be a monster of a wolf, wreaking havoc on our fair city. And now it’s asking businesses to raise a boatload of money as well.

But this wolf, like the one in the fairy tale, turns out to be fake.

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