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Progressive States Network Applauds Passage Of Historic Paid Sick Days Bill In Connecticut

06/04/2011

 

History was made in Hartford, Connecticut as the State House of Representatives gave final approval to landmark, common-sense Paid Sick Days legislation that will protect workers, ensure public health, and create stronger and healthier environments in homes and businesses alike. After a lengthy debate, the House voted by a margin of 76-65 to give hundreds of thousands of employees in the service industry the right to earn paid sick leave so that they will never again have to worry about losing their job or the roof over their head because they or a family member get sick.

Connecticut Advancing Landmark Paid Sick Days Law, "Sending A Message" To Rest Of Nation

As Paid Sick Days legislation advances in Connecticut, Progressive States Network asked State Rep. Zeke Zalaski, Chair of the Labor & Public Employees Committee and a sponsor of the bill, for his thoughts on the benefits that the law promises to bring to workers and families in his state, the motivations behind corporate opposition to the measure, and how Connecticut may be setting an example for the rest of the nation.