Thank you for signing the petition to join the movement for paid sick time in light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in the U.S.
Speak Up: Ask your employer whether the people who clean your workplace and serve your food—many of whom are employed by an outside contractor—have access to paid sick time. Join with others to demand these contractors provide paid time. When eating out, ask whether the workers at that restaurant earn paid sick time.
The coalitions in our Family Values @ Work network will be organizing with their partners for solutions with federal, state, and local governments, and with our nation's employers. And we will continue to work for systemic change, including passage of the Healthy Families Act to cover all working people and passage of the FAMILY Act, to establish a paid family and medical leave insurance fund with adequate wage replacement, job guarantee for all leave-takers, and an inclusive definition of family. It shouldn’t take a possible pandemic to remind us that our nation does best when everyone has time to heal and provide care for those they love.