But this does not change the fact that the City Council has twice passed this bill, and that support is growing across the country for this common sense, family friendly policy. From Portland, Oregon, to New York City, lawmakers have advanced paid sick days standards. National momentum is strong, and victories will continue.
Mayor Nutter let the city down when he chose to side with the special-interest business lobby for a second time. But the effort to give workers the right to earn paid sick days will not end here.
We applaud the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, along with all of the workers, businesses and advocates who devoted so much time and energy to this campaign. They have shown their tremendous commitment to a stronger, healthier and more family friendly Philadelphia. The fight for paid sick days in Philadelphia, and across the country, is far from over.”
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.