Rhiannon Broschat protested outside of the Whole Foods in Wrigleyville, on Feb. 5, 2014. She says she was wrongfully dismissed last winter for taking a day off on a day when Chicago Public Schools had closed because of inclement weather and she had no options available for childcare.

Why more Chicago workers need paid sick days

With the economy like it is, it is really difficult for parents, especially single parents, to have to choose between the wellness of our children or jobs. But about 42 percent of the private-sector workforce in Chicago does not have access to even a single paid sick day.