In Texas, 40 percent of workers don’t have access to paid sick leave, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. That’s true for half of all Hispanic workers in the state.
This fall, Dallas voters may have the chance to weigh in on whether workers across the city get paid when they’re too sick to work.
A coalition of community groups, faith leaders and unions launched a campaign Friday to put a paid sick leave ordinance on the November ballot. To do that, they’ll need to gather nearly 65,000 signatures on a petition by mid-July.