When serious illness or a family emergency strikes, many workers face a painful choice between caring for children, parents, spouses and partners or showing up for work and earning a day’s pay. The inability to provide the nurturing, support and compassion to those close to us hurts our families and weakens our communities. Everyone benefits when workers are able to balance job obligations and family needs.
That’s why NJCAEF has been at the forefront of New Jersey’s fight for Paid Sick Days! We have been working with partners to educate policymakers on the need for paid sick days at the municipal, state, and national levels. Thanks to our coalition partners, workers in 12 municipalities in New Jersey now have access to paid sick days, and a statewide bill is gaining momentum.
Click here to learn more about the NJ Time to Care Coalition, the coalition NJCAEF co-convenes to fight for worker friendly policies that make sure working families have time to care.