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Paid sick-leave bill unveiled in Annapolis

Proposal would give workers seven paid sick days a year

By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2013
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving their health or their jobs.
"Folks are now in a place where they have to make these impossible choices," said Del. John A. Olszewski Jr., a Baltimore County Democrat and sponsor, noting that for many people, three unpaid sick days can equal a month's worth of groceries. 
The Public Justice Center is a member of the Working Matters coalition advocating for the Earned Sick and Safe Time Act.

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