The New York Times revealed this morning that Jersey City will next week consider an ordinance to provide earned sick days to all workers in New Jersey’s second largest city. Below is a statement from NJPP president Gordon MacInnes on the proposal, and how it relates to efforts to bring earned sick days to the entire state.
“Earned sick days are a common-sense policy whose time has clearly come, as evidenced by the growing momentum in cities and states around the nation. We applaud Mayor Fulop for realizing that earned sick days are absolutely necessary for Jersey City’s workers. This is an excellent starting point, and we will continue to work with our allies on the state level to ensure that all of New Jersey’s workers don’t have to choose between getting paid and getting well.”
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