DeLauro Pushes For Paid Sick Leave

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\"Rep.On Monday, Rep. DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a bill to allow workers to earn paid sick leave. The legislation would allow employees to take time off in order to care for themselves or a family member.

“Everyone should be able to take care of themselves and their families when they are sick without having to worry about losing their jobs,” said DeLauro in a statement. Currently, federal law allows workers to take unpaid leave for family or medical reasons–offering job security but not wages, meaning that some low-income workers cannot afford to take the time off.

\”Ending the current system will ensure people no longer have to choose between their health—or their families—and their paycheck,” said DeLauro.

The proposal would allow workers to earn up to 56 hours or seven days of paid sick leave a year.

In 2011, Connecticut passed the nation\’s first paid sick leave law, which allows service workers to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time a year.

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5 thoughts on “DeLauro Pushes For Paid Sick Leave

  1. richard

    Think “Full Employment” and “Higher Minimum Wage” Rosa. Those are difficult and tricky things the were mainstays of the Old Left.

    The New Left? The Rosa Delauros. Stale, warmed over thinking. Move on to the tough stuff Rosa. Forget this mandated time off for every special interest group that comes knocking at the door. Add a couple mandated personal days for everyone. Create jobs, increase wages starting with the minimum wage. For everyone! Not just the people paying for your lunch.

    1. johngaltwhereru

      How about increasing wages through creating a business atmosphere that forces employers to compete for labor?

  2. Progressivism is a Mental Disorder

    Seriously? When will this liberal madness end? We already have FMLA and its already a burden on businesses to keep a position open for 12 or 16 weeks.

    Rosa should try signing the front of a paycheck for a change. She’d then understand all the pressures businesses are under to eke out a living.

    Is it any wonder this state and country are broke? You are part of the PROBLEM Rosa, not the solution. Do us a favor and retire.

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