“It’s a human thing to get sick”

“I’ve worked at Ballard Market for 2 years at the Front End. At Ballard Market, I feel like I’m part of a family. When I heard about the attendance policy at New Seasons Market, my first reaction was that the policy of coming down on workers for being sick is inhumane. It’s a human thing to get sick. I’m a hard worker but I’m not afraid to call in if I’m too sick to come to work. Who knew that coming in to work sick would be a privilege. It is a human right for workers to be able to stay home when they’re sick.” – Lily Britain, Ballard Market worker and UFCW 21 member