Chuck Stiles, head of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division of the Teamsters union, said that the transmission problem this past month in part stems from employees running out of paid sick days — including for those who may be contracting the virus for a second time — which can result in employees who are knowingly sick showing up to work and exposing others. “These guys were the heroes a year and a half ago,” but employers aren’t treating them that way now, according to Stiles.
3 years into a global pandemic and we still don’t have guaranteed #PaidSickLeave. It’s past time for our leaders to take this seriously and ensure that every worker does not have to choose between working sick and a paycheck.
"The reason I got into this is because I had such a wonderful team around me at the veteran’s hospital who nursed me back to health and this is my way of paying it forward…$11 dollars an hour is really subpar for what we do. We deserve more.”
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