Each summer, WE invites a group of committed interns to join our Summer Leadership Program (SLP), which gives them experience in social justice organizing, leadership training, and front-line research, as well as a first-hand awareness of the problems facing low-paid workers. This summer, each of our Summer Leaders took a turn blogging about their experiences, and they created a video about their summer at WE!
(Chicago) - Today, years of policy and advocacy work came to fruition as the City Council voted to pass an earned sick time ordinance that covers all Chicago workers. For the first time, all employees who work in the city have the right to earn paid sick time, regardless of the size of their employer, or whether they are full-time or part-time employees.
Paid sick time became law in Chicago and Cook County on July 1, 2017, giving over 450,000 workers the ability to earn paid sick time. Women Employed has since embarked on a public education campaign to advise workers across Chicagoland of their new rights.
Help us celebrate the momentous paid sick days victory for working Chicagoans by sharing this image! Then visit sicktimechicago.org to learn more. Live in Chicago? Call your alderman and thank her or him!