Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition

Vermont gathering focuses on Working Families

Last night Vermont’s lead-up event, the Vermont Summit on Working Families, took place in Burlington. The event was hosted by organizations that support working families and included Family Values at Work, the Vermont Commission on Women, Hunger Free Vermont, Main Street Alliance, Main Street Landing, Vermont Legal Aid, the Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition, Vermont Works for Women, the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Workers’ Center, and Voices for Vermont’s Children.

Lester: When we win paid sick days, we put our kids first

Too often, students are kept from school to assist parents in maintaining the well-being of a home, because a parent don’t have paid sick leave from their jobs.

Drive to require paid sick days kicks off

Lindsay DesLauriers,(in green) director of the Vermont Paid Sick days campaign, stands among supporters at a news conference at Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex on Thursday. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDigger

Lawmakers, advocates rally at Red Hen Bakery to launch an effort to reintroduce legislation that would require employers to offer 7 days of sick time for full-time employees. Some business groups say it’s too expensive.

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