Friday, March 11, 2011

Earned Sick Days Bill Passes City Council Committee!

Tell City Council That You Support Earned Sick Days!

Last week, Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Public Health and Human Services unanimously passed a bill supporting earned sick days for all workers in Philadelphia. With this passage, the bill now moves to consideration by the full City Council.

Members of City Council are already hearing from people opposed to the bill. If you support earned sick days, they need to hear from you as well!

In Philadelphia, two in every five workers have no opportunity to earn paid sick time, meaning they must "choose" between the jobs they need and the families they love. When people have no choice but to work sick, they risk infecting others, especially since the people most likely to be without earned sick days are those that handle our food and those that work with vulnerable populations (like children, the elderly, and the sick).

Let City Council know of your support for workers, their families and their communities by supporting earned sick time.

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