Our Church is part of the Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) coalition supporting the ballot initiative campaign to guarantee that all Nebraska workers can accrue paid sick leave. If the petition is successful, then the initiative will appear on the November 2024 ballot.
On Wednesday, December 6th from 6 to 8 PM, Social Justice and OTOC will sponsor an education event at Church to provide you with details about the Paid Sick Leave Initiative and why it’s important to you. We are also seeking stories about problems you might have faced due to the lack of paid sick leave. Kait Madsen from Nebraska Appleseed will be our guest speaker.
Pizza and beverages will be served. Please register here to attend so we know how much pizza to order.
Why are we supporting this initiative? Under our First (The inherent worth and dignity of every person) and Second (Justice, equity and compassion in human relations) Principles, we strive to advocate for fair and equal treatment of all employees in Nebraska’s workforce. It’s often the lowest paid and minority workers who are denied the right to paid sick leave and are forced to show up for work when ill or need to care for an ill family member. As we clearly learned during the Covid-19 Epidemic, employees should not be forced to show up for work when ill or face the loss of income or even their job.
There will be an opportunity to sign the petition if you haven’t already. We hope that you will attend, those who can’t attend in person can participate by Zoom