Monday, January 16, 2006

MLK Day: Paid Holiday?

Most people don't get a paid holiday today. Their kids have no school, so it's the usual "scramble day" for parents who have to work.

Check this out:
A Bureau of National Affairs survey of 458 employers found that 26 percent provide a paid holiday for their workers on the King Holiday. The survey found that 33 percent of firms with union contracts provided the paid King Holiday, compared to 22 percent of nonunion shops.

The quote above is from a cool website that goes into all the details on how long it took to get the holiday established.