Paid Sick Days for DC Restaurant Workers
  • Petitioned Mayor Gray and the DC City Council

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Mayor Gray and the DC City Council

Paid Sick Days for DC Restaurant Workers

    1. Petition by

      Ari Appel

      Washington, DC

Paid sick days for DC restaurant workers are simple common sense. Right now, thousands of DC restaurant workers don’t get paid sick days. No time off means sick workers are more likely to serve you food - why put your health at risk?  Paid sick days:
- Protect public health, reducing the chance that sick restaurant workers can make their customers sick
- Protect workers, ensuring that no one has to lose their job or lose income because of an illness or a child’s doctor appointment
- Boost businesses, making workers more productive and preventing lost productivity from employees passing disease around the workplace

Tell the Mayor and the City Council that DC should require paid sick days for restaurant workers so we can have a healthier city. What are we waiting for?!

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    1. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Marcia Greene WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      All workers should have paid sick leave. No exceptions. A complication of the issue with restaurant workers is that their hourly wage is notoriously low (significantly below minimum wage) and they depend on their share of the tip pool to make ends meet. How do you figure the loss of tips? I pose the question with confidence that a reasonable solution can be figured out.

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    • Michelle Sternthal WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because no sick leave means my health may be at risk.

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    • Darin Dalmat WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Restaurant workers are among the most vulnerable in our city. Instead of special exemptions, they should have special protections. At the very least, their legal protections should be no weaker than any other worker in DC. Paid sick days for restaurant workers just makes sense.

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