When workers are allowed to earn paid sick time, it means they they can care for a sick child without losing a paycheck or their job. It means they won’t be forced to go to work sick and risk spreading infection to coworkers and customers. It means they can afford to take an elderly parent for a routine doctor’s appointment.
Earned sick time is within grasp for Massachusetts — but only if we all turn out to the polls and vote YES on Question 4.
What is Question 4?
- There are currently almost 1 million workers in Massachusetts who can’t earn a single hour of paid sick time.
- Question 4 would allow all workers to earn 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours a year.
- Workers at companies with 10 or fewer employees would earn up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time, and workers at companies with 11 or more employees would earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time.
- Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Question 4.
Question 4 will appear on your ballot on November 4, giving you the opportunity to decide if Massachusetts should lead the way by becoming the third state in the country to give workers the right to earned sick days.
First — make sure your voice is counted. Click here to check your registration status, view a sample ballot, and find information about your polling location.
Second — make sure your friends and families know to vote YES on Question 4! Post on facebook and twitter and mention Question 4 to coworkers, neighbors, and friends!
Together, we can say YES to earned sick days, YES to healthier schools and workplaces, and YES to economic security for families facing illness. YES on Question 4!