Paid Sick Leave - Nothing to Sneeze At
*Update: Unfortunately, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the Earned Sick Days bill on April 04, 2013. But the fight's not over. Let's keep the national momentum going. Sign this petition. Tell Councilman Dennis O'Brien to support working families and override the veto.
Contact Councilman O'Brien and tell him to override Nutter's veto.
Ever go to work sick because you would risk a day’s pay or your job if you stayed home? Millions of workers—many of them women in low-wage jobs without benefits—face this reality time and again.
But the movement to guarantee paid sick days is gaining momentum nationwide. Last week, New York City finally reached a deal, and Philadelphia could be next!
The Philadelphia The City Council Council just passed paid sick days legislation, but there’s a worry that the mayor will veto this the bill—this week.
We know how crucial this win is for women and families—not just in Philadelphia but across the U.S.
Ms. Foundation grantee Childspace CDI has been instrumental in this fight, mobilizing child care providers and parents who know how important paid sick days are to families juggling jobs and care and to businesses that work directly with children.
Success in Philadelphia would be a huge boon to advocates in other states—especially on the heels of NYC.
Help us keep the national momentum going and Tell Councilman Dennis O'Brien to support working families and override the veto.