The money to pay for this will come out of the pockets of evil, rich republicans, so it's a good idea...... right?
Guest column: Michigan needs a law to ensure paid sick leave for all workers | MLive.com
"Marissa Luna is a new media specialist at Engage Michigan, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that promotes progressive change in Michigan
through independent research, public education, and the use of new media and internet outreach campaigns.
By Marissa Luna
Paid sick days have helped my family in difficult times.
A couple months ago, my brother became very sick and had to go to the hospital.
My dad was able to take days off of work to drive him there and help take care of him during that time.
Had it not been for my dad having paid sick days through his employer, I don’t know who would have been able to be there for my brother.
There have been plenty of times when I’ve gotten sick and wasn’t able to go in to work.
It’s days like those I’m grateful that I have paid sick days.
With rent, student loans, and other bills, I can’t afford to lose pay.
....It’s time to start having serious conversations about getting this type of law on the books in Michigan.
We can’t let corporate lobbyists stand in the way of this common-sense reform and deny others the same rights they enjoy, while continuing to stuff their own pockets.