San Jose Attempts to Protect Low Wage Workers by Boosting Sick Leave (Aired: March 16, 2020)

During this coronavirus crisis, low wage workers are most at risk of losing their economic footing when they become sick.

Residents of Six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — have been ordered to shelter in place for the next three weeks. Low wage workers in businesses that remain open may have a difficult choice to make. There are serious public health consequences when these workers go to work sick. That has led San Jose council members to propose bold action. Pamela Lorence reports.

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