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Protesters Take To Jimmy Johns To Support Paid Sick Day Initiative

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A protester outside of Jimmy Johns (credit: CBS)

A protester outside of Jimmy Johns (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Protestors took to Jimmy Johns on the 16th Street Mall Wednesday to bring support to the Paid Sick Days Imitative.

The imitative will be on November’s ballot. If passed, places that don’t offer paid sick days would be required to do so.

Workers would accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours of work. Protestors say the public’s health is at risk because sometimes sick workers have no choice but to show up.

“The consequences for workers who do not have paid sick days in restaurants like Jimmy Johns, fast food locations; when they go to work sick they infect thousands and thousands of customers a day in addition to their coworkers,” protester Allison Halprin-Lovejoy said.

The group alleges 40 percent of Colorado workers do not receive paid sick days.

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