Monday, September 27, 2010

October 12th: Earned Sick Time Lobby Day in Philadelphia

Come Learn More about the Need for Earned Sick Time in Philadelphia and Share Your Story with
Members of Philadelphia's City Council.


Over 41% of workers in Philadelphia have no earned sick time, while 78% of restaurant and accommodation workers are forced to choose between going to work sick, or sending a child to school sick, and losing a day's pay or possibly their job.


The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is holding a Press Conference and Lobby Day, complete with Lobby Training, to provide information for Philadelphia's City Council about the importance of earned sick time and to urge them to continue work on the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Bill No. 080474).


WHEN: Tuesday, October 12th



The Press Conference will take place at 1:00 PM, in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall, with visits to City Council Members throughout the afternoon. There will be a Lobby Training held at 123 S. Broad Street 8th Floor - Room 8B at 11:00 AM. Food will be provided. Come for the whole day or for as long as you are able to.


You do not need to be an expert or have lobbying experience to take part in this exciting day. We will provide you with everything you need to advocate for this important issue!


For more information about the event, please contact Kate Scully at PathWays PA at 610-543-5022 or Rebecca Foley at WOMEN'S WAY at 215-985-3322.


Please join the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces to give workers the ability to earn sick time to care for themselves and their families by registering for the event below.



Image courtesy of: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Philadelphia_City_Hall_%28from_Art_Museum%29.JPG

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