Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days Kickoff
Register NOW to join us for the
Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days inaugural event
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
519 W. Fayette Street
Join Working Matters Maryland and nationally-renowned workers' rights activist Ellen Bravo to learn how paid sick leave benefits business, improves public health and protects families.
Maryland Delegate John Olszewski, Jr
Everyone gets sick and everyone deserves time to get better without risking their economic stability, yet 41 percent of American workers are unable to earn paid sick days. Here in Maryland, 800,000 of our neighbors are forced to make impossible choices: Go to work sick, send an ill child to school, or stay home and sacrifice much-needed income, possibly risking job loss.
Ellen Bravo is a long-time activist for working women. She directs Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of state coalitions working for paid sick days and paid family leave and has written a book and numerous articles on women’s and workers’ rights. Her blogs appear on Huffington Post, Feministing and other sites.
This event is free and includes lunch. Registration is required.
** Members of the Working Matters Maryland Coalition include the Job Opportunities Task Force, the Public Justice Center, and the United Workers Association **