Friday, July 8, 2011

Philadelphia Needs Earned Sick Days

Mayor Nutter put himself on the wrong side of history with his June 28 veto of Philadelphia’s new earned sick days ordinance, which was passed by City Council and supported by an overwhelming majority of Philadelphia voters. Momentum is growing in Philadelphia and across the country for this common-sense policy that is good for public health, for families, for workers and for businesses, too.

9to5, National Association of Working Women will continue to stand with the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, the Philadelphia coalition leading the earned sick days campaign, as they continue their efforts to win earned sick days in their city.

In order to strengthen jobs and the economy, safeguard public health and protect working families, we need earned sick days – in Philadelphia and across the country.

-Linda Meric, 9to5 Executive Director

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