Tuesday, October 24, 2006

SF Yes on Prop F - working families deserve sick pay

This morning in San Francisco's Chinatown I am joining District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly, Parent Voices, Coleman Advocates for Children, the Chinese Progressive Association, St. Peter's Housing Committee, Young Workers United, SEIU and many others to urge concerned parents and communities to VOTE YES on SF's Prop F -

What do 116,000 working San Franciscans do when they cannot take a sick day to care for themselves or for their family’s health?
They send their children to school sick. They forgo preventative healthcare. They go to work sick because there is no better option. Because they have to. Until now. Until Prop F.
Working families deserve paid sick days. Measure F will guarentee all workers paid sick leave benefits to take care of themselves and their families. Families say we want a more fair, healthy, and compassionate plan:
Fair: Paid sick days give workers time to heal and recuperate from illness.
Healthy: Paid sick days reduce the spread of contagious diseases in workplaces, e.g., restaurants, hospitals, & childcare centers.
Compassionate: Paid sick days allow workers to care for their children, elderly parents, & family members when they are sick.
How will paid sick days work under Prop F?:
1) Every worker in San Francisco will earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and
2) Workers may use their paid sick leave to care for themselves, their families & their partners. Big businesses will provide up to 9 days or 72 hours while small businesses will provide up to 5 days or 40 hours.
Contact http://www.paidsickdayssf.org/index.html
415/621-4155 or email: RightToBeSick@gmail.com for more information and to support the campaign. Vote YES on Prop F!

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