As Coronavirus Threat Grows, We’re Fighting to Protect Workers

Women Employed helped pass Chicago’s paid sick days law in 2016, and its importance is more evident now than ever in the midst of a deadly flu season and now the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Now the Illinois House has the opportunity to help stop the spread of diseases like the coronavirus by passing a statewide bill called the Healthy Workplace Act (SB 471) that will guarantee paid sick days for all Illinois workers.

Schools, childcare facilities, and workplaces have closed to avoid spreading COVID-19. Illinois has no state paid sick days policy and 1.5 million workers in Illinois have no right to a single paid sick day.

As the public health crisis continues, we need paid sick days NOW to ensure that health and well-being of all Illinoisans.

Send a letter to tell your IL State Rep: Guaranteed paid sick time is long overdue, and the Healthy Workplace Act (SB 471) will ensure the health of all Illinois workers and communities!

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

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