Work Strong Austin, and organizations include Workers Defense, UNITE HERE!, Fight for $15, Center for Public Policy Priorities, and Young Active Labor Leaders.

As Austin continues to grow, too many working people are left without the ability to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.

All workers, regardless of background, wage level, and occupation, should have access to earned sick days. Unfortunately, approximately 223,000 Austin workers – 37 percent of the total workforce – are at risk of losing wages or being fired if they follow doctor’s orders when they or a family member are ill. We are asking the City of Austin require that employers provide earned sick days to all working families in Austin.

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Contact: Ana Gonzalez, Policy Advocate