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Half of workers with the lowest wages and more than half of Latinos are unable to earn a single paid sick day through their jobs.
Without paid sick leave, these workers are forced to choose between the financial consequences of staying home without pay and the health risks of both ignoring health problems and exposing others to contagious disease.
Afterall, just a few days of lost pay due to illness is the same as losing an entire month’s grocery budget for some families.
Workers everywhere should be able to earn paid sick leave, particularly as our country focuses on economic recovery after COVID-19.
Join #SaludTues on May 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about why it is so important to for all workers to be able to earn paid sick leave.
- WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Why Paid Sick Leave Policies Are So Important”
- DATE: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
- TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (Noon-1:00 p.m. CST)
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: CityHealth (@city_health); National Partnership for Women & Families (@NPWF)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #paidleave #paidsickdays
We’ll open the floor to historical facts, data and your stories and experiences as we explore:
- How paid sick leave laws help keep families healthy;
- What American cities have the strongest paid sick leave policies; and
- How we can make the case for stronger paid leave policies at the local, state, and federal level.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve access to paid sick leave for Latinos and all people.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.