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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Our new resource on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has answers to your questions about the #paidleave and #paidsickdays rights provided the law, which goes into effect April 1.

Learn more here: abetterbalance.org/resources/know…
Question: Am I covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? #KYR

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Question: In what scenarios can I take #paidsickdays under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? #KYR

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THREAD ON PAID SICK DAYS/PAID LEAVE EROSION. Earlier today, Trump said he was planning to fix the #paidsickdays & #paidleave provisions in #FamiliesFirstCoronavirusResponseAct to require more businesses to provide sick leave. Instead, his negotiators: (1/8)
(1) Scaled back extended paid #FMLA to cover parents affected by school or child care closure (no personal or family care leave)

(2) Made it easier for employers to carve out emergency workers and health care providers from both #paidsickdays and #paidleave (2/8)
(3) Made it possible for the Secretary of Labor to allow small employers to get out of providing reimburseable #PaidSickDays (similar provision already existed in #paidleave section) (3/8)
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Been taking a closer look at the #paidsickdays and #familyleave provisions of the #familiesfirst Coronavirus Response Act that the House just passed. Some first impressions.
The bill amends the #FMLA AND has a new Act that requires private employers with fewer than 500 workers and all public employers to offer #paidsickleave.
Mandatory #paidsickleave ONLY applies if you are affected by #coronavirus and need time off because you are sick or exposed or if you have a family member who is affected (either sick or home from school or childcare because of closures).
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The coronavirus is first and foremost a public health crisis, requiring a public health response.

It is also an economic problem— potentially a severe one.

How to help workers laid off in the coronavirus crisis, my latest in @latimesopinion
latimes.com/opinion/story/…
The most urgent economic & health priority is to ensure sick workers are able to stay home w/o fear of losing their jobs or their paychecks.

Research shows #PaidSickDays can reduce transmission of the flu by 40%, yet millions of workers lack access to it voxeu.org/article/pros-a…
The most straightforward way to provide sick pay is for Congress to require that all employers provide it to their employees—and the program needs to be permanent so we’re not scrambling the next time a catastrophe hits. medium.com/@heatherboushe…
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A #COVID19 update from suburban Chicago. @amazon Amazon delivery "worker" was in the lobby waiting for the elevator with me.

I asked him if he's an employee of the largest corporation in the world, and he said no, he's a 1099 Independent Contractor.

Gets paid $15.25 an hr.
Has no #PaidSickDays. Was given hand sanitizer by for his van and told to get back to work.

(!!)

So if we're looking for a HUGE hole in our approach to #CoronavirusOutbreak maybe realize that the richest company with the biggest network of "employees" isn't giving their folks
#PaidSickDays while they visit millions of homes and businesses across the state and country.

The perils of the gig economy are real. They leave millions of workers and their customers at risk and continue to deny employees benefits and the minim of social safety net policies.
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1) The notion workers take advantage of #PaidSickDays is a lie told by Big Business lobbyists. In reality: Evidence from jurisdictions with legislated paid sick leave shows workers rarely abuse their paid sick days. @mattgallowaycbc #15andFairness #ONpoli #coronavirus
2) In fact, workers with between 5 and 9 days of #PaidSickDays tend to take fewer days than those to which they are entitled. Research shows that the typical worker used only 3 and fully 25% of workers used ZERO paid sick days. #15andFairness #ONPoli #coronavirus
3) The same research showed that parents with #PaidSickDays were more than 20% LESS likely to send their sick child to school than parents who did not have access to paid sick days. #15andFairness #ONPoli #coronavirus
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We’re proud to support Renee Van Nett in the Duluth City Council race
Here’s a #thread on why she’s the candidate for working people! #mnpol
The Duluth unemployment rate is 4.8% - that’s 7,000 ppl in the community. Renee Van Nett is the bridge to good jobs for many. #1u #mnpol
Renee Van Nett serves as an employment navigator & will fight job outsourcing. That’s why over 1,500 @AFSCMEMN5 workers support her #mnpol
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