Workers now deemed ‘essential’ want more: How the coronavirus crisis might bring permanent labor gains on unionizing, sick leave and other issues

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Jeremy Glenn was quoted in The Olympian discussing companies that plan to keep expanded paid sick leave around once the coronavirus pandemic ends. Even if employers don't voluntarily extend those benefits, the pandemic could boost efforts to mandate paid sick leave at the federal level, said Jeremy. While some states and cities, including Chicago, require employers to offer paid sick leave, much of the nation does not. "There's a recognition that if workers face a choice between giving up a paycheck and going to work sick, we as a country benefit from their being able to stay home," said Jeremy.

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