Thousands of New Yorkers are home sick today. This year's flu season is so bad that Governor Cuomo has declared a public health emergency.
But thousands more are just going to work sick. Care to guess why? A million New Yorkers don't get paid sick days at their jobs.
They're cooks and waitresses, retail clerks and day care providers. And when those workers can't stay home, they take their germs to work with them -- and put all our health at risk.
It's time for Council Speaker Quinn to allow a vote on paid sick days and allow every New Yorker to take care of their own health -- and yours too.