More NJ Municipalities Join Paid Sick Leave Bandwagon

Add Trenton and Montclair to the growing list of New Jersey municipalities who have passed legislation to offer paid sick leave to employees.  Last night, voters in these two cities chose to adopt local earned sick time laws.  As reported in The Jersey Tomato Press, an additional 20,000 New Jerseyans will now be able to earn paid sick time when illness strikes them or their families.  The victory at the polls was the result of a coordinated effort led by New Jersey Working Families, New Jersey Citizen Action, the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition, New Jersey Communities United, BlueWave NJ, SEIU 32BJ, and CWA District 1.  It certainly appears that momentum is building for the passage of a statewide paid sick leave bill, which passed out of committee last month.  We support paid sick leave legislation, as being beneficial for both workers and their employers, who can expect reduced employee turn-over, higher morale, and healthier and safer workplaces.