After 2 years, progressives need to be a part of the debate around public health measures

By Derek Royden


Some of this has to do with the low pay, making even taking one day off work financially ruinous. These workplaces are also often intentionally short staffed to maximize profit, putting further burdens on other employees if someone calls in sick.

Backing up this argument about paid sick leave in the Atlantic magazine was Hannah Matthews of the U.S. Center for Law and Social Policy who said, “The lack of guarantee to paid leave is the key missing public-health element in our response to the crisis.”

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