Earned Sick Leave Released from Assembly Labor Committee

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with many of our affiliates and coalition partners to continue our long-term advocacy to enact an earned sick leave law that benefits all working families in New Jersey. We commend and thank Assembly members Lampitt and Mukherji, the prime sponsors of this legislation (A-1827), for their tireless efforts in support of the bill and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Joseph Egan for posting the bill for a hearing. We further praise all those committee members for their votes to advance this essential measure.

Assembly Labor Committee Vote on A-1827

YES - Joseph V. Egan, Chair (D)
NO - Robert Auth (R)
YES - Eric Houghtaling (D)
YES - Paul D. Moriarty (D)
YES - Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
NO - Harold J. Wirths (R)
YES - Carol Murphy (D)
YES- Gordon Johnson (D)

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is concerned about amendments adopted in committee, reducing the number of days from nine to five for large employers. We look forward to working with the sponsors on this matter.

This bill is a win-win for workers, consumers and the communities they work in, and we thank our affiliates and community allies for their continued support.

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