San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance a Huge Win For Working Families

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and San Antonio Central Labor Council President Tom Cummings issued this joint statement in response to a 9-2 vote by the San Antonio City Council to enact an earned paid sick leave ordinance:

Today’s vote by the City Council to give workers in San Antonio the right to earn paid sick leave is a huge win for working families. No worker should be forced to choose between going to work to pay their bills and staying home to take a sick child to the doctor or go to the doctor themselves. The working families of the San Antonio Central Labor Council, the Texas AFL-CIO and our affiliate unions are honored to have engaged in this fight and will continue to fight for a fair shot for every working family.