We, the undersigned Vermont citizens support paid sick days for all working Vermonters. Any worker who works more then 30 hours per week should be guaranteed 7 paid sick days annually and they should be pro-rated for part-time workers. Working Vermonters across the state must choose between paying for rent, food or fuel and taking care of themselves, their partner or their children when they are sick. It is unacceptable that over 106,000 working Vermonters have no paid sick days. When workers go to work sick because they can not afford to take a day without pay it puts ALL Vermonters at risk - NO ONE should have to make the choice between their health and their rent or food.
The company I work for only grants 2 paid sick days per calendar year and it's just not enough. It generates a work environment where everyone keeps coming in even though they're sick, or we lose the time and go unpaid. We shouldn't have to be in this situation.
Maybe this will stop employers from only hiring people to work under 30 hours a week! If you work all week long you should be able to take a sick day when needed.
too many times as a member of the work force I've seen co-workers come to work sick because they could not "afford" to stay home due to loss wages. for me personally I have a wife who suffers from fibromyalsia and also a child. there are times when my wife's illness prevents her from caring for our son when he is sick. this puts me in a position where I need to stay home to care for my family, missing a day's work unpaid. passage of this bill would greatly all those who find themselves in a similar position.
Angela Menard, United States6 months ago
dennis paquette, United States6 months ago
Cathy AustrianUnited States1 year ago
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