Coronavirus was just declared 3x more deadly than the flu.
Now health officials are asking people to stay home if they’re feeling sick, but that’s a luxury millions of people can’t afford because they don’t get paid sick leave!
We can help change that.
If we build a HUGE global outcry urgently calling for paid sick leave, we can protect millions from this deadly virus. Add your name and share this widely -- as soon as we hit one million signers, SumOfUs will pull out all the stops to make sure employers AND government officials hear our call.
Many people who don’t get paid sick leave aren’t in managerial positions, and are likely afraid to speak up about this. So as soon as enough people sign, SumofUs will launch a tool which will allow employees to anonymously send this to their employers.
Many countries don't have federal laws in place to guarantee paid sick leave for everyone, this is a serious problem -- with or without Coronavirus. So while we want at least an immediate measure that protects people during Coronavirus, we will work with the top advocacy groups for paid sick leave and help them fight to get these policies in place permanently.
It’s not enough for health pundits to talk about "the paid sick leave problem" -- we need decision-makers to act NOW before more people get sick.
The people who will suffer from this the most, are those working part-time, or in the service industry. Many of those jobs are low-paying, and these individuals feel forced to show up to work even if they’re sick, because even just working one shift could mean dinner for their families. Let’s amplify their voices and help make sure all employees get the support and protection they deserve!