Today’s front page features an interesting story about a workers rights bill opposed by the University, but strongly supported by District community members. If passed by the D.C. Council at a highly anticipated meeting Tuesday, the measure would require all D.C. businesses to offer their part-time employees paid sick leave, a luxury many part-time workers do not enjoy.
The University said it supports the spirit of the bill, but does not support it in practice; most of the University’s part-time employees are students whom University officials do not believe need or should be eligible for paid sick leave. Proponents of the bill say part-time student employees deserve paid sick leave as much as any other part-time employee.
Are you a part-time student at GW? Do you feel you deserve paid sick leave? Are you a student that does not work who thinks the idea of paid sick leave for students is absurd?
Be sure to check back for details on the outcome of Tuesday’s D.C. Council meeting.