On March 25, New York City Councilwoman Gale Brewer reintroduced New York City's Paid Sick Time Act in the City Council, with 34 of the City Council’s 51 members as co-sponsors. Advocates celebrated the bill's reintroduction with a thrilling and energizing rally at City Hall.
At night after the kids are in bed, most working couples have "kitchen table" talks. Who's going to meet with a teacher, or stay home with a sick child? Who can take mom to the doctor on Friday? Which bills can we pay this week?
Eight months of groceries. That is what the wage gap is costing women and their families. Don't believe it? Do the math.
It's hard to believe, but the sick truth is tens of millions of workers in the good ole U. S. of A. don't have a single paid sick day.