ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters for paid sick days in Maryland are releasing new details on the cost benefits of workers earning time off.
The Working Matters coalition will present the new analysis at a news conference on Tuesday.READ MORE: National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County
Sen. Catherine Pugh, a Baltimore Democrat, is proposing a bill that would allow workers in Maryland to earn up to a week of paid sick leave.READ MORE: ‘It’s Not Working,’ Council Member Frustrated At Relentless Violence In Baltimore As Police Defend Crime Plan
During a visit to a Baltimore cafe in January, President Barack Obama told his audience that 43 million people in America do not get paid sick leave.
Supporters say paid leave allows employees to avoid choosing between smaller paychecks and their health, but critics argue the policy can hurt the bottom line of small business.MORE NEWS: Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Joins Lawsuit Against Baltimore City Public Schools
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