Philadelphia Businesses Show Their Support for Paid Sick Days

Aug 31, 2011

The Philadelphia paid sick days campaign is heating up again, just in time for the City Council to come back in session.  Philadelphia's City Council passed the Earned Sick Days Bill in June by a vote of 9-8, but Mayor Nutter vetoed the bill and held a press conference at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (the leading opponent of the bill).  The fight isn't over.  Twelve votes are needed to override a veto.

The campaign continues to show that big business lobbyists do not speak for all businesses.  This week, they successfully launched a business decal campaign at Wired Beans Café.  The decal is an easy way for consumers to recognize supportive businesses and then put their dollars toward businesses offering paid sick days to their employees.  For photos of the decal unveiling, visit the Philadelphia campaign's facebook page.

This is a great opportunity to encourage your favorite business to sign up and show your support by frequenting those businesses who do.  Businesses can sign up for a decal on their website, http://www.earnedsickdaysphilly.com/.

If you are an advocate using new and innovative strategies to garner business support for paid sick days, please let us know. Businesses are a growing and critical partner in the paid sick days campaign and CLASP hosts an extensive resource center to help employers and advocates build and maximize this relationship. If you have resources or materials you would like us to feature, please contact Andrea Lindemann at alindemann@clasp.org.  

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