We, the undersigned, California residents support paid sick days for working Californians. Over 6 million California workers do not get any paid sick days through their employer. Many California workers are forced to make a hard choice when they or their children become sick.
Workers have to choose between losing a day’s wages or maybe even their job if they’re going to stay home to take care of themselves or their children. Workers may have to go to work sick or send their kids to school sick. This isn’t a fair choice. Paid sick days should be a right and not a privilege.
The proposed California paid sick days legislation would allow workers to accrue paid sick days that can be used to care for themselves, a sick family member, or to recover from an abusive situation. San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee all have sick day laws.
California has been a leader on many issues. We should be the leader on paid sick days. California should pass paid sick days legislation.
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