“Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.” –Audre Lorde
The Business of the City: Miscellaneous
Monday, March 2, 2015
Earned Sick Days Ordinance Up for 2nd Reading Tonight
Analilia Mejia, Director of Working Families Alliance
I am once again posting links to the Working Families Alliance and the Working Families United for New Jersey site, respectively, which provide more information on the earned sick days ordinance (MC 2015-07) that
is on the Plainfield City Council's agenda for second reading this evening.
Thus far, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Passaic, East Orange,
Irvington, and a couple of others have passed ordinances to protect
workers by providing earned sick days. Plainfield should be in the vanguard of protecting public health, and also by ensuring that workers receive the same protections that many of us already have. This ordinance speaks to the concern that a community should have for all its workers--it is PRO-WORKER AND PRO-BUSINESS. I believe that earned sick days are good for the state, as well as good for our city.