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Michigan Unions Support Paid Sick Leave Legislation

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today supporting new legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint), Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) to allow full- and part-time workers to earn paid sick leave:

“Everyone knows family comes first,” said Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “That’s why this legislation is so important, because powerful corporations have used their influence to cut benefits so working people can’t even meet the basics to sustain their families. This legislation puts working people first by ensuring that no one who works for a living has to choose between their job and taking time off from work due to an illness or a family emergency. I want to thank Senator Ananich and Representatives Chang and Geiss for their leadership. Now it’s time for Governor Snyder and Republicans in the legislature to get onboard and support this important pro-family legislation.”

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