Senate and Assembly committees met in Trenton on Monday. Here is a summary of the day’s legislative action:
Pay Equity (S-992/A-2750). The Assembly State and Local Government Committee advanced a bill designed to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for women.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has been a long-time advocate of equal pay for equal work, and we expressed our support for this bill in committee today. The party-line vote was 3 to 2. Democratic Assembly members Troy Singleton, Pam Lampitt and Nicholas Chiaravalloti voted yes. Republican Assembly members Michael Patrick Carroll and Jay Webber voted no.
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the Senate last month.Read more
Statewide Earned Sick Leave Passed by Senate, Resolution to Fund Pensions Advanced by Assembly Committee
The New Jersey Senate and Assembly were in session on Thursday afternoon following committee meetings earlier in the day. Here is a summary of the day’s legislative action:
Statewide Earned Sick Leave (S-785/A-4103). The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its coalition partner, Working Families United for New Jersey (WFUNJ), have been leading the campaign for statewide earned sick leave legislation that would benefit all workers.
The bill allows workers to earn sick time for hours worked, and is a common-sense measure that is good for workers, good for public health and good for business. After all, who wants a sick employee preparing our food in a restaurant, handing us change in a store or fearing being fired for staying home to care for a sick child?
The Senate vote was 22 to 17. To see how your senator voted, CLICK HERE.
A similar bill is making its way through the Assembly.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its coalition partner, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ), continue to lead the campaign for a statewide earned sick leave law as the bill comes to the Senate floor on Thursday, December 17, 2015, thanks to the leadership of Senate President Steve Sweeney, the measure’s prime sponsor.
The legislation (S-785/A-2354) is scheduled to be voted on by the full Senate during a session that begins at 2 p.m. This common-sense bill allows workers to earn sick time for hours worked so they can afford to stay home when they, or a loved one, is ill.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its coalition partner, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ), continued to lead the campaign for statewide earned sick leave legislation on Monday by testifying in strong support of S-785 before the Senate Labor Committee.
The bill sponsored by Sen. Loretta Weinberg creates a uniform and humane standard so that no New Jersey worker is docked a day’s pay, or loses their job, because they are too sick to work. Approximately 1.2 million New Jersey workers still lack this basic workplace right.Read more
Representatives of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its non-profit partner Working Families United for New Jersey (WFUNJ) testified in support of a statewide earned sick leave bill on Monday. The bill (A-2354) later cleared committee on a mostly party-line vote.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, through its Working Families United for New Jersey (WFUNJ) coalition, strongly supports enactment of a statewide earned sick days law, which would create a uniform and humane standard so that no New Jersey worker is forced to choose between going to work sick or losing a day’s pay.Read more
There are few pieces of legislation as noncontroversial and straightforward as A-2354, which would guarantee earned sick leave to all New Jersey workers. However, in today’s political environment, not even a bill as basic as this is going to be passed without our concerted efforts.Read more
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Continues Push for Earned Sick Days, Assembly Labor Committee Votes to Advance Bill
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO sincerely thanks our affiliates, community partners, and many elected leaders who continue to make statewide earned sick days a top priority for our state. Today, the State Federation was proud to join with our progressive allies to offer testimony before the Assembly Labor Committee in support of the statewide earned sick days bill (A-2354). The bill was released by a vote of 6 to 3 which fell along party lines:Read more
The Assembly Labor Committee has just announced that it will consider very important legislation on earned sick time next week. Details are as follows:Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO continued to lead the drive for statewide earned sick leave legislation on Thursday, when the bill (A-2354) received its first public hearing in the Assembly Labor Committee.Read more