Supporters of bills that would require paid sick leave talk strategy in state capital

Advocates for paid sick days for New Jersey's workers gathered in Trenton Monday to discuss the next steps to make proposed bills a reality. (6/16/14)

TRENTON - Advocates for paid sick days for New Jersey's workers gathered in Trenton Monday to discuss the next steps to make proposed bills a reality.
    
Supporters are encouraged by last year's minimum wage increase and are launching a campaign to support bills in the state Senate and Assembly that would require employers to offer earned paid sick time.

The lawmakers who sponsor the bills call it a "matter of fairness."

"Every day they get up and have to make a decision on whether they can afford to lose a day's pay, which goes to pay their food bill and a pair of shoes for their kids or their mortgage payment," says Sen. Loretta Weinberg.

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The earned sick leave bills have not come up for a hearing in either the Assembly or the Senate.

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