October 13, 2014
By Stephanie West
Trenton, NJ – Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ) continues to spearhead efforts across New Jersey for a statewide earned sick days law. Joined by its progressive grassroots partners from across the state, WFUNJ offered testimony in support of the earned sick days bill (A-2354), heard by the Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday October 9th.
“Last year, our coalition guaranteed minimum wage workers a long-overdue raise. This year we have the chance to enact a law that respects every worker’s right to get sick without having to sacrifice hard earned wages,” said Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Chair Charles Hall, Jr. “This bill provides relief and greater work/life balance to 1.2 million workers in New Jersey who currently lack a common sense freedom that so many consider to be a given.”
“Earned sick days is a policy that would benefit workers, business, and the community alike,” said Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Executive Director Edward Correa. “Benefits to business, such as increased employee morale and work productivity, have proven to be a net positive for the bottom line. The public health benefits of keeping sick children out of school and sick workers off the job would also be immense.”
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization.