Support the Paid Sick Time Act! Write to NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn today!


 

We need your help to convince New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to allow the City Council to vote on a bill that would provide over 1 million New Yorkers with sick leave.

Providing paid sick leave to New Yorkers is a no-brainer; employees who show up to work with contagious diseases or send their sick child to school pose a serious public health risk. Many go to work for fear of losing their job, while others simply cannot afford to lose a day’s pay. This issue disproportionately affects the City’s low-wage workers: in a 2009 poll of New York City workers, 71% of low-income workers without paid sick time reported going to work sick because they could not afford to forgo pay or feared losing their jobs. We must fight to ensure the rights of some of our city’s most underprivileged citizens: working families, low-wage workers, and immigrants. Promoting their well-being protects the health of all New Yorkers.

Please use this template letter and write to Speaker Quinn, asking her to introduce the Paid Sick Time Act (Int. 0097-2010) to the floor of the City Council. A veto-proof majority of City council members are in favor of this important legislation, but we need you to turn up the pressure on Quinn and do whats write for New York City.

 

 


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