Statement on Committee Move to Eliminate Paid Sick Leave Benefits

Harrisburg — Following State Senate Committee’s passage of SB 128, legislation that robs workers of paid sick leave benefits, Gabe Morgan, President of the SEIU State Council, issued the following statement:

“Instead of focusing on creating jobs and funding our schools, Senator Wagner has made robbing workers of their hard-earned paid sick pay his first priority of this General Assembly session. The fact that this backward-looking piece of legislation is the opening salvo from the Senator Wagner’s Local Government Committee is unsettling and unacceptable. This cynical move undermines local decision-making and strips cities and counties of their right to adopt policies that will benefit their communities.  It’s time to end this nonsense and set a paid sick leave standard for all Pennsylvanians, rather than engage in this race to the bottom.”

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