Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently said, “…as is so often the case on important public policy issues, we need states and localities to be the incubators of innovation. It’s their efforts … that will pave the way for national reform.”
And it is the efforts of activists like these who are driving that innovation. Their work will lead to national policies that can create an economy that works for everyone. These policies include:
– The Healthy Families Act, which will ensure workers can earn up to 7 paid sick days to care for themselves or a family member.
– The FAMILY Act, which will create a social insurance fund that enables workers to draw a significant portion of their wages while out on family or medical leave.
We applaud the thousands of activists around the country who are leading the charge by acting together.