Dear Volunteers, PCP’s and Party Officers,
Please spread the word about the important bills being heard at the State Capitol this week. We have to make sure they pass.
Please call/email your Representative and ask that they pass the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, Giving Paid Sick Leave to All Working Coloradans
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UFCW Local 7 Urges the Colorado House to Pass the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, Giving Paid Sick Leave to All Working Coloradans.
Death and Sickness of Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Proves Need for Paid Sick Leave Across All Industries, Especially for Essential Frontline Workers
DENVER – The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 (UFCW 7), which represents more than 30,000 workers in Colorado and Wyoming, urges Colorados’ House of Representatives to pass SB 20-205, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, being voted in the House today.
The bill provides paid sick leave to all of Colorado’s workers and eliminates the need for employees to come to work sick during the COVID-19 pandemic or any future illness. Additionally, the bill would mandate that employers provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours a year.
Kim Cordova, President of UFCW Local 7, issued the following statement on behalf of the union:
“Too many Coloradans have died because they had to make the choice between working while sick or not getting paid during a global pandemic. The lack of paid sick leave in the state has had dire public health implications from various outbursts of coronavirus in plants in Colorado, while also creating disruption to the country’s food supply chain, and a loss of income needed to keep Colorado’s families afloat. UFCW Local 7, which represents thousands of essential workers in healthcare, food processing, meat packing, and grocery retail, has lost nine brothers and sisters to the pandemic. Our over 30,000 members demand that our legislators step up and pass commonsense public health policy today.”
Karin Asensio, Volunteer Coordinator
Colorado Democratic Party
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