Today, the Star-Ledger – New Jersey’s largest newspaper – published an editorial in support of an earned sick leave law in New Jersey. Such a policy would require that employers allow their workers to earn a limited number of paid sick days to use in case they or their children get sick.
The editorial not only speaks to the benefits of such a law from a family and worker perspective, but also highlights the fact that in Connecticut, which passed its own sick leave law, “business owners reported higher productivity and morale, and virtually no effect on their bottom line.” In terms of public health, allowing sick workers to take the day off would reduce the spread of illness to co-workers and consumers.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Star-Ledger editorial.
As the statewide grassroots organization which led efforts to raise the minimum wage, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. was honored to once again be asked by legislative leadership to shepherd another social economic justice campaign for working families on earned sick days. Please visit us on Facebook by searching “Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc.” for the latest news stories and facts on the push for earned sick leave in New Jersey.
We also welcome you to join for our official earned sick leave campaign kickoff, where we will hear from invited speakers and bill sponsors Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt. The kickoff will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Trenton Lafayette Yard Hotel. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.