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To: Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC
Keep Jimmy John's Workers and Customers Safe
1. Maintain closure of the lobby until a 14-day consecutive decline in newly confirmed cases in Indiana and there is consistent statewide day-to-day testing.
2. One month of employer paid sick leave, regardless of symptoms or disease.
3. Provide enough reusable masks so that employees can wear a new mask every shift for at least two weeks.
Why is this important?
We, the undersigned workers of Jimmy John's are concerned about the COVID-19 Health Crisis, and are worried about how our current work situation is putting us and others directly in harm’s way.
We do not feel it is safe to be allowing customers to continue coming into the lobby when the CDC and medical community agree that we have not yet even reached the peak of this crisis. Even with the precautions that management has taken to make things safer, the reality is that our stores are mostly small enclosed spaces, COVID-19 is highly contagious, and cases in Indiana are continuing to rise by the hundreds each day. Also, our state does not have regularly accessible testing so the actual number of confirmed cases and deaths are likely far higher than what they are reported as now. We understand that sales are down, but we believe that management must put the lives of its customers and staff over its own profit. If one of us gets sick and is unable to take paid time off or the lobby is opened then they have significantly greater risk of spreading the virus to the rest of the staff and to customers.
We cannot in good conscience put ourselves, our families, and our customers at even greater risk by keeping the lobby open and increasing the amount of direct contact that could likely spread the virus further. The close contact at the register and in the lobby means that anyone taking orders and drivers returning from deliveries come well within six feet of many customers and put both parties at risk.
How it will be delivered
Email signatures to Greater Lafayette area managers and director of operations.