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This week's guest:
Ari Schwartz, Lead Organizer for DC Jobs With Justice, on the Sick and Safe Leave Forum set for July 25.
With just a few exceptions, if you work in DC, you have the right to take paid sick days when you or a loved one is ill, to go to a doctor, or to receive services related to domestic violence or assault. “It's outrageous how many employers still violate this law on a daily basis,” says Ari Schwartz, Lead Organizer for DC Jobs With Justice. To make paid sick days for all a reality, “workers need to know their rights and have the tools to defend them,” says Schwartz, which is why the Just Pay Coalition is hosting a Sick and Safe Leave Forum this presentation July 25, in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services’ Office of Wage-Hour (OWH). “It's time for every employer to follow the law and for every worker to know about their right to paid sick days,” said Schwartz. Click here for details and to RSVP.
1:30 Labor Song: Sick Leave Blues · Gaye Adegbalola & the Wild Rutz
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