Friday, March 27, 2015

Philadelphia Earned Sick Days Materials

As we get closer to implementing the new earned sick days bill on May 13, the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is creating materials to help you learn more about the bill and get the word out about rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Please check back often for updates at http://www.phillyearnedsickdays.com/p/philadelphia.html.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Threat of State Interference on Earned Sick Days Returns to Pennsylvania

Harrisburg capitol buildingSome members of the legislature are trying to intervene in municipalities' right to pass laws that are best for their local communities. This state intervention bill would keep local communities from passing laws on paid or unpaid leave that go beyond the state minimum -- even when that minimum is zero.

SB 333, currently on first reading in the Senate, would take away the ability of municipalities and counties to pass paid or unpaid sick day or vacation laws. As amended on March 3, 2015, it would overturn the recent earned sick days law passed in Philadelphia.
A broad coalition is working to fight this bill from becoming law ¬ from advocates for domestic violence victims to those who fought for years to ensure Philadelphia workers don¹t have to choose between their health or their family¹s health and their job.

What You Can Do
  • Call your Senators – find their numbers at http://www.pasen.gov
  • Spread the word about this bill

Friday, February 13, 2015

We Won Because of You

It's been a long road, but together, we did it.

Yesterday morning, Philadelphia City Council passed an earned sick days bill with a vote of 14-2. And this afternoon, Mayor Nutter signed it into law. Philadelphia is now the 17th city to pass earned sick days.

Thanks to your hard work and dedication, 200,000 workers will be able to start earning the time they need to care for the families they love.

Please take a moment to share your support for earned sick days using social media with the hashtag #PHLSickDays. And then take one more moment to thank the Councilmembers who voted yes and the Mayor who signed it into law.

We are looking forward to working with you as the new bill rolls out. Please keep an eye on www.phillyearnedsickdays.com and let us know how you think people can learn more about the bill by emailing us at policy@pathwayspa.org.
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