Support HB 386, Establish requirement for paid sick days

Raise your voice for a better Montana by testifying on this bill. Write out your comments in advance, then follow the link to sign up to testify or submit written comment

What: HB 386, Establish requirement for paid sick days

Position: SUPPORT

When: Thursday, February 9th @ 8:30 AM

Where: Business and Labor – Room 172 – Sign up to testify or submit written comment

Talking Points:

  • HB 386 would allow employees to earn up to 5 paid sick days per year.  Part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees would also be eligible to earn prorated paid sick days.

  •  Paid sick days allow workers to take a day off when they or a child or loved one is sick.   Nobody should have to choose between a paycheck or job security and being able to take care of themselves when they’re sick.

  • Paid sick days are good for public health, reduce unemployment, and increase financial stability for low-income Montanans.

  • Studies show that nearly 25% of private sector workers – and more than 6 in 10 of the lowest-wage workers – don’t have access to even a single paid sick day.  Workers in more dangerous and public-facing jobs, like construction and service workers, are less likely to have paid sick days than those in management or professional jobs.

  • Paid sick days are important for families.  Working parents without sick days are more likely to send a sick child to school or daycare, delay taking a sick child to the doctor, and/or utilize the emergency room over primary care.

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