Mothering Justice is shaping the conversation about workplace standards, specifically paid sick days, in Michigan. Though Michigan has a great history of creating and protecting the middle class by standing up for workers’ rights, this is Michigan’s first attempt to establish paid sick days legislation. We believe all Michigan workers should be able to take time off to get well without the fear of financially instability.
Our coalition is reaching out to local groups and constituencies to increase demand for the proposed federal Healthy Families Act. We also seek to raise the profile of the paid sick days issue in next year’s statewide and Presidential elections.