On Thursday, the first legislative hearings will held on paid sick time as the House reviews the Healthy Families Act and the FIRST Act. The Healthy Families Act provides workers with the opportunity to earn up to 7 days of paid sick time per year, while the FIRST Act provides grants to states so that they can create paid leave opportunities for workers with FMLA-type issues.
You can act now on the Healthy Families Act by asking Pennsylvania’s legislators to cosponsor it. While five of our legislators (four House members and Senator Casey) have cosponsored the bill already, the rest need to hear from you about why paid sick time is important to you and your family.
You can also write to your legislators about the FIRST Act – a sample letter of support has already been written by the National Partnership for Women and Families.
And finally, you can watch everything as it happens online – there will be a webcast on June 11 on the Committee’s website – just click on “Live Webcast.”