Family Values @ Work

Business Owners and Employers

October 19, 2011

ME: Maine Small Business Coalition

The Maine Small Business Coalition represents 2,500 small businesses across the state.  As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community.  Good health and good business go hand-in-hand, so we are proud to support paid sick days in Maine.

MA: Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange imports, roasts and wholesales 6 million pounds of organic, fair trade coffee every year from family farmers and their cooperatives around the world.  We also import and sell tea, chocolate and olive oil on similar terms.  Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.  Equal Exchange supports paid sick days for all Massachusetts workers to help maintain a stable and productive workforce throughout the Commonwealth.

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 OR: Hawthorne Auto Clinic

Jim Houser is the co-owner – along with his wife Liz Dally – of Hawthorne Auto Clinic, an auto repair business in Portland, OR.  As a small business owner for 28 years, Jim knows a truly successful small business requires a focus on gaining and retaining the best staff. To compete with larger companies for the best employees, Jim and Liz invest heavily in educating and training staff, and in providing them with a good benefits program, including paid sick days.  Loyal, productive employees, in this economy, are the foundation of small business sustainability. Average employee tenure is 18 years.

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