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Massachusetts Business Owners for Earned Sick Time

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us to stay home from work or school in order to minimize the spread of disease. Common sense tells us to limit our contact with others when we are sick. Yet, for the majority of workers staying home is not that easy. For nearly 1 million workers in Massachusetts, following this advice can lead to losing much needed wages, or even their job.

That is why, as a Massachusetts business owner, I support earned sick time.

In these tough economic times, we need the proven benefits from an earned sick time labor standard, including lower turnover, increased worker productivity and reduced spread of contagion in the workplace.

  • Independent research in Massachusetts demonstrates earned sick time will reduce turnover with an average total saving of $7.12 a week per worker.

     

  • In Massachusetts, employees are estimated to use an average of 2.5 days a year of the 7 days they can earn. About half of all workers with earned sick time do not take any days off for illness in a given year.

     

  • Research in Massachusetts indicates that with the Earned Paid Sick Time Bill, businesses will experience a net savings of $26 million annually, or $0.95 per worker per week.

No one should have to choose between their heath and a day’s pay, or even their job. That’s why, as a business owner, I believe earned sick time is the right thing for my company, my employees, and our community. Everyone needs access to a healthy workplace.

Sincerely,

Agmednet, Boston
Albertine Press, Somerville
Bagel Alley, Westford
Boyds Direct, Stoneham
Brookside Books, Boston
Byggmeister Associates, Newton
Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge
Cape Air- Hyannis
Charles Group Consulting, Boston
Deans Beans,South Hadley
Donovan Electric & Alarm Company,- Fall River
Equal Exchange
, Boston
Flagraphics Inc.- Somerville
Grenier Print Shop, Jamaica Plain
Microsearch Corporation- Saugus
Nantucket Air, Barnstable
Odyssey Book Shop, South Hadley
Porters Bar & Grill- Boston
Salt Marsh Pottery, Dartmouth
South Mountain Company, West Tisbury
Tailored For Success- Malden
Taza Chocolate, Somerville
Tech Networks of Boston, South Boston