Refusal to Pass Earned Sick Leave Is An Embarrassment

MIAMI FL: Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman Steve Simeonidis today issued the following statement in response to the Miami-Dade County Commission Policy Council’s vote against a local earned sick leave policy:

“Today’s vote is simply an embarrassment and greatly concerning given the real health challenges workers face today in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. What message does this send to those who worry that calling in sick could leave them without a job or lost wages? This is a moment in time when we need to embrace policies that protect those workers who are on the frontlines delivering critical care and services. Rejecting any form of earned sick leave is shocking and irresponsible.”

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