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In the 25 years since the signing of the FMLA, federal law has been mostly stagnant while states and cities have been moving forward with stronger protections. Our new report, A Foundation and a Blueprint, lifts up the leadership of these innovative states and cities to light the way toward the workplace leave laws we need now.
We urge Tyson to effectively implement these commitments, and for the rest of the industry to follow suit. We also urge Tyson and the rest of the industry to take action on providing job-protected paid sick days that workers can use for themselves and their families, an issue that Tyson so far has only said it will study.
Our national failure to guarantee paid leave has devastating financial consequences. A shocking 62% of low-income workers who took leave received no pay at all while on leave. As a result, 57% of this group took on debt, 46% put off paying their bills, and 48% went on to public assistance.
It wouldn’t feel quite like Thanksgiving without the turkey. Getting turkeys from the farm to your plate is a complicated journey that involves the labor of a large number of…