A recent study by the Restaurant Opportunities Center found that 87.7 percent of restaurant workers in New York City do not get paid sick leave. This means that when they are sick, they have to make the difficult decision between staying home and not getting paid, or going to work and possible infecting other. IndyKids asked these kids what they thought.

"I think it's not fair because it's only one day away from their jobs. People work hard and they need money. People should get paid when they are sick no matter where they work." -Vianise Felipe, age 9

“I think it’s not fair because it’s only one day away from their jobs. People work hard and they need money. People should get paid when they are sick no matter where they work.” -Vianise Felipe, age 9

"That's unfair. Other people get paid when they're sick. I would pay them." - Mikkii Knight, age 9

“That’s unfair. Other people get paid when they’re sick. I would pay them.” – Nikkii Knight, age 9

"I think that's not good. They work really hard. When they don't get paid that's bad. I would pay them if they were sick." -Ayca Tuzer, age 11

“I think that’s not good. They work really hard. When they don’t get paid that’s bad. I would pay them if they were sick.” -Ayca Tuzer, age 11

"I think it's not fair. People need to pay rent. I would give them money if they were sick and can't come to work." -Manuel Maldonado, age 9

“I think it’s not fair. People need to pay rent. I would give them money if they were sick and can’t come to work.” -Manuel Maldonado, age 9