The City of Tacoma is on the verge of passing a Paid Sick Days ordinance that could provide relief for workers who are currently having to choose between going to work sick or staying home to care for themselves or a sick family member.
But there's a hitch. The proposal attributed to Mayor Strickland is heavily influenced by big business without input from the very workers the law should be designed to protect. The Mayor's plan calls for a measly three days of sick leave for workers annually and it exempts unions.
On November 18, there will be a public hearing on the proposal before the Tacoma City Council starting at 5 P.M. The event will take place at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market Street) in Council chambers.
Will you join your Teamsters brothers and sisters in speaking out for a fair law that protects workers? We need to pack the hearing room with real Paid Sick Days supporters, not corporate lobbyists who don't give a damn.
You can stand up for Paid Sick Days in Tacoma and RSVP for the hearing here.