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October 13, 2011
Denver mommies and daddies with their babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children expressed their outrage that businesses don’t provide paid sick days to workers who interact with the public as they spoke out in favor of Initiative 300 at Hirshorn Park playground today. The parents pointed out various different ways a lack of paid sick days potentially puts the health of Denver families at risk – through sick restaurant cooks and servers, childcare providers and healthcare workers who report to work ill and possibly spread their illness on to my kids or others.” “I believe all workers should...
October 13, 2011
Voting moms will have an opportunity to make Denver a healthier place to live by voting yes on the Paid Sick and Safe Time Initiative 300, a measure that will protect our city’s health, support our families and strengthen our economy. This is a very important issues for moms, dads and kids because more than 107,000 Denver workers – 41% of the workforce – do not have paid sick days. They are: Servers and cooks in our favorite restaurants where we go with our partners and take our kids…in fact, 74% of food service workers do not have access to paid sick days Childcare center providers who care...
September 27, 2011
I'm so happy to report that the Campaign for a Healthy Denver will present the Hope Center, a Northeast Denver childcare center and preschool, with the Model Denver Healthy Business Award on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. on the playground with young children playing in the background. The Hope Center director will detail how important it is for these workers to have paid sick days to protect infants, toddlers and preschoolers’ health. Also: A school nurse will explain how students whose parents do not have paid sick leave are often forced to send their children to school,...