Everyone gets sick, but only half of the people who work in Albuquerque have access to sick days. That means employees lose a day’s wages if they stay home to care for a child or themselves. Some go to work sick or drop off sick kids at school. Some even get fired for staying home with the flu.
It’s no wonder the Healthy Workforce initiative – which would allow all employees to earn paid sick time while they work – is so popular.
Healthy Workforce has such broad support that a group that’s trying to stop it has launched a campaign filled with lies about the ordinance and is even trying to cheat voters out of a fair election.
The Journal Editorial Board joined the opposition campaign with a recent editorial chock-full of misinformation starting with the date of the election, which is Oct. 3, not the 10th, as the editorial says. So much for journalistic integrity.