PathWays PA E-Alert: March 14, 2011
The thoughts and concerns of all of us at PathWaysPA are with those suffering from the devastation in Japan. To find ways to help, please visit this website listing organizations providing aid.
Federal Policy Update
To learn more about this year’s state budget see information about an upcoming budget briefing below.
On March 1st, Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Public Health and Human Services unanimously passed a bill supporting earned sick days for all workers in Philadelphia. With this passage, the bill now moves to consideration by the full City Council.
In Philadelphia, two in every five workers have no opportunity to earn paid sick time, meaning they must "choose" between the jobs they need and the families they love. When people have no choice but to work sick, they risk infecting others, especially since the people most likely to be without earned sick days are those that handle our food and those that work with vulnerable populations (like children, the elderly, and the sick).
If you support sick time for all workers, please let City Council know.
- Call Your City Council person
- Sign a Petition
- Share Your Story
- Come to Council on Thursday to comment on the need for this bill – email us to let us know if you would like to attend.
"DAY OF RECKONING" STATE BUDGET BRIEFING
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WHERE: 1515 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia PA
Please RSVP to Anna Murphey at 215-232-7272 x3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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