Thursday, July 2, 2015

Earned Sick Days At Work: Passing the 10 MILLION Mark!

US Navy 050114-N-3659B-050 he Morale Welfare and Recreation Child Development Center on board Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn., provides daycare servicesJuly 1 marked the day that Massachusetts and California implemented the earned sick days bills that were passed in each state last year. These new bills, along with one passed in Oregon and another in Montgomery County, Maryland, brings the total number of locations with earned sick days to 24! That's 24 states, counties and cities that allow their workers to take care of themselves or a loved one without having to sacrifice income or employment.

And just how many people are now covered, you ask? More than 10,400,000 workers now have access to earned sick days nationwide.

The national effort to secure rights for workers and their families have ensured a higher standard of living for many men, women, and children. But our job is far from over! As special interest groups and lawmakers attempt to stop our progress or even take back gained provisions, please continue to support earned sick days and your communities.

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