Every morning, nearly a million workers in Massachusetts wake up without earned sick time. If they need to take time off to tend to an illness that is affecting them or someone in their family, they would be putting their jobs and their very livelihood at risk. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Earned sick time is a right, not a privilege, and it’s time for all workers in Massachusetts to be guaranteed that right.
To make matters worse for working families, the minimum wage has been stuck at $8 an hour since 2008. As the cost of living continues to rise, making ends meet is a daily struggle for workers in Massachusetts. It is past time to raise the minimum wage and ensure greater financial stability for millions across the Commonwealth.
Learn more about the campaign on the Progressive Massachusetts website.
In order to make that happen, we need to collect more than 200,000 signatures across the state. It’s not going to be easy, but we have the most important tool in this fight: you.
For years, workers have been waiting for the legislature to take action on these important issues, but they can’t afford to wait any longer. That’s why Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of more the 100 labor, faith and community organizations, is working to get these issues on the ballot in 2014. Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide and diverse grassroots organization organizing around progressive issues in the commonwealth regardless of political affiliation, is committed to making a difference on these issues.
We hope you can join us this Saturday at 10am at 458 Newtonville Ave for our Kick-Off!