Earned paid sick days are extremely important to Miami-Dade County’s low-income workers. More than 45 percent of Miami-Dade residents do not have earned sick days. And 88 percent of Miami restaurant workers do not have sick days at all. Restaurant workers have to work to pay bills and many go to work sick. This creates a huge public health issue for Miami residents. All workers deserve to have earned sick days to take care of themselves or a loved one.
Deborah Dion, North Miami