Below is an excerpt of an e-mail I received yesterday from MoveOn.org :
Below is an email from Cari Jackson, a MoveOn member in New York who created a petition at SignOn.org that is getting a lot of attention and may be of interest to people in your area.
Dear New York City MoveOn member,
An estimated 1.3 million workers in New York City lack a single day of paid sick leave. When they or their children get sick, they have two choices: Risk losing their job, or go to work sick and spread whatever they have to everyone else.
The Paid Sick Time Act, which would guarantee all New Yorkers 5 to 9 paid sick days and would allow all workers to use their days when a child is ill, has the support of 80% of New Yorkers and a majority of the city council.
But New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has single-handedly blocked this bill from even coming up for a vote. That's why I created a petition to Speaker Quinn on SignOn.org, which says:
Stop blocking the Paid Sick Time Act. New Yorkers need time off when they or or their children are sick.
Will you sign the Paid Sick Leave petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
The text above was written by Cari Jackson, not by MoveOn staff, and MoveOn is not responsible for the content.