Annapolis, MD – Following the Maryland Senate’s 29-18 vote to pass SB230, the Healthy Working Families Act, Working Matters released the following statement:
“After five long years of fighting for this bill, earned paid sick days are within reach for hundreds of thousands of Maryland families. The fight is far from over, but today’s Senate passage of the Healthy Working Families Act marks a critical step forward. We thank our Senate sponsor Chairman Mac Middleton for his tremendous leadership on this bill, without which we would not have gotten to this point. We also thank the members of the Maryland Senate who stood up for Maryland working families today and voted yes on the bill.
“As the bill continues to move through the legislature, we will continue to urge Delegates, Senators and Governor Hogan to support this commonsense, meaningful piece of legislation. Hundreds of thousands of Maryland families are counting on your leadership. The time is now.”