Stand Up for Paid Sick Days in Illinois!
Great job, Seattle! The Seattle City Council recently passed an ordinance that allows workers to accrue paid sick leave based on the hours they work and the size of their employer. It is a great step forward, and we hope that Illinois—and all states—soon pass similar laws.
In Illinois, the Healthy Workplace Act would:
1) Allow employees to earn up to 7 paid sick days per year, accrued hourly for every 30 hours worked.
2) Provide leave: a) for an employee's own illness; b) to care for the illness of an employee's family member; or c) for medical appointments.
It’s time the 2.5 million Illinois workers without a single paid sick day have this basic right! Stand up for workers, and sign the petition below.
I support the Illinois Healthy Workplace Act that would ensure employees can earn up to 7 paid sick days per year, accruing one hour for every 30 hours worked. It’s not fair that 2.5 million workers in Illinois don’t have a single paid sick day. They work hard and should not have to choose between their well-being and their wages. All workers should have a right to earn paid sick days!
194 total signers.