Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Labor Day News: Paid Sick Days For Federal Contractors!

As workers across the country celebrated Labor Day yesterday, President Obama issued a new executive order to add even more joy to the festivities. Under his instructions, more than 300,000 federal contractors who do not currently have paid sick days will be able to earn sick time to care for themselves and their family members. You can see more about the executive order at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/07/fact-sheet-helping-middle-class-families-get-ahead-expanding-paid-sick.
But that's not all! In addition to the release of a new report, The Cost of Doing Nothing, President Obama also called on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act and the FAMILY Act, which would let workers earn paid sick days and paid family leave.

If you support these measures, you can contact your members of Congress and let them know! MomsRising has letters for the FAMILY Act and the Healthy Families Act. You can also use http://www.wetweet.org/ to tweet to legislators and those running for office about the issues that matter most to you!


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