Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act
By Steve Ahlquist on June 29, 2017
“What’s next? Mandatory paid health care?” asked Senator Raptakis sarcastically.
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 17, 2017
“When working people or their family members get sick, they are forced to decide whether they can afford to lose a day’s pay to get the care they need. As the owner of a business where food is served, I don’t want my employees to have to be in that position. I also don’t want them to come in sick when they are handling food, and I know my customers don’t want that, either.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 31, 2017
A new public opinion poll shows that 82.2 percent of likely voters in Rhode Island support earned sick days and want to see a statewide policy enacted.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 7, 2017
The earned sick leave bill is intended to benefit nearly 170,000 workers, more than 40 percent of private sector workers in the state.
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