While Congress Stalls, The Country Has Now Passed 30 Paid Sick Leave Laws

sick-kid-and-momPaid sick days wins keep growing! First, Santa Monica, CA: up to 9 paid sick days in companies of 26 or more, 5 paid sick days in smaller firms, and the minimum wage will increase to $15/hour by 2020. Next: Plainfield, NJ is the 12th city in that state to pass ‪#‎PaidSickDays‬! Congrats to NJ Working Families Party and Time to Care Coalition!

Read more: ThinkProgress »

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The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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