Friday, July 19, 2019

Paid Sick Days Law Upheld in Pittsburgh

The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is thrilled to announce that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a decision July 17, 2019, to uphold Pittsburgh's 2015 paid sick days law. 49,000 workers now have access to paid sick days in Pittsburgh.

From passage of the initial law to final arguments in the Supreme Court, many Coalition members played important roles over the past four years. We want to offer special acknowledgement to Pittsburgh United, Women's Law Project, WGFPA, A Better Balance, and SEIU 32BJ. Thank you for your tireless work to support local democracy and better health outcomes in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh now officially joins Philadelphia and 48 other cities and states with paid sick days laws ensuring that workers can take the time they need to care for the pe
ople they love. Besides the 49,000 workers without paid sick days in Pittsburgh, countless more who face discipline for using sick days or who cannot use sick days to care for their loved ones will now be able to use the time that they have earned without restrictions.

We will continue to update the Coalition and others on next steps around implementation as well as what this decision means for cities and counties in Pennsylvania.

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