AFSCME Local 2887
AFSCME Local 2887


Why Europe's Laws on Vacations Are Better (and How Badly Americans Get Screwed)

In June 2012, the Court of Justice for the European Union ruled that an employee who becomes sick on their paid vacation leave can change their leave to sick leave and re-take the vacation leave at a later date.  American corporations who do business in Europe have to abide by this law, and by other laws they must provide paid leave in the first place.  In the U.S. there is no legal obligation at all--it exists because the company "gave" it to their employees or because of collective bargaining. 

Additionally, the U.S. does not require any kind of paid medical leave for pregnancy, sickness, or for the care of sick family members--making it one of four countries out of 173 studied that does not. 

Read the full story at TRUTH-OUT.ORG














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