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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:48 PM

Who refuses to provide paid sick leave? The New York Times gives us the names

From the Editorial page of the New York Times, a partial list of those companies that do not provide paid sick leave to most of their employees. So assuming one of these shops is still open and running near you, there’s a fair chance that someone desperately in need of their paycheck is “fighting through” a nasty coughing fit, as they prepare your food or ring up that cash register. After all, with no paid sick leave, the rent doesn’t get paid and there’s no food on the table for the kids. So they dragged themselves to work today, because they had no other choice.

Most American restaurants do not offer paid sick leave. Workers who fall sick face a simple choice: Work and get paid or stay home and get stiffed. Not surprisingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2014 that fully 20 percent of food service workers had come to work at least once in the previous year “while sick with vomiting or diarrhea.”

The Times editorial page says it’s high time that these restaurants, retailers and other companies that rely on low-wage labor for their massive profits to bite the bullet, start paying their people to stay home when they’re sick, and stop endangering those workers, their customers, and the general public during this pandemic. While the Times acknowledges that many major companies deliberately shield this information from disclosure, they were able to obtain new data based on a nationwide survey of retail employees conducted by sociologists from the University of California.

The vast majority of workers at large restaurant chains report they do not get paid sick leave, except in the minority of states and cities where it is required by law. The list of malefactors includes the giants of fast food, like McDonald’s, Subway and Chick-fil-A, as well as sit-down restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Outback Steakhouse and the Cheesecake Factory.


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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:59 PM

1. Word was...

On Don the Con Corona's big infomercial the other day during a preser, Corporate America is here to save us! Yay! Privatizing works! Just look.

I mean, come on, PARKING LOTS!!!! And...uh? Oh, I forgot. But they have us covered in...something.

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