Times Argus: Shumlin noncommittal on Paid Sick Days

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin won’t say yet whether he’ll support passage of a paid sick days bill that could become a cornerstone of the progressive agenda in Montpelier next year.

The legislation aims to supply full-time workers with at least seven days of paid sick time annually by imposing a new mandate on Vermont employers. Passage of the bill has become a major priority for organized labor groups, who will be joined in the push by a broad coalition that includes advocates for women and children.

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