Vermont Paid Sick Days in the Media

Public support press release 4.9.15
Paid Sick Leave Passes House
Burlington Free Press
April 22, 2015
Opinion: It’s Time to Do the Right Thing for Working Vermont Families
VT Digger
March 9, 2015
House Bill Marks Compromise in Earned Leave Debate
VT Digger
February 20, 2015
Voters want paid leave, paid sick days, poll shows
Washington Post
January 21, 2015
Obama Calls for Paid Sick Days and Family Leave
January 14, 2015
Paid Family Leave Takes a Step Forward in US Senate
The Progressive Pulse
July 31, 2014
White House summit focuses on working families
VT Digger
June 23, 2014
Push for Paid Sick Leave at Burlington Summit
Burlington Free Press
June 12, 2014
Human Issues
The Times Argus
May 16, 2014
Former Vt. Governor Calls for Workplace Equality
May 14, 2014
Justice For Laura Tyrell
Vermont Workers’ Center
May 11, 2014
Speaker’s tiebreaker rescues bill, for now
Burlington Free Press
May 6, 2014
Labor Bills Still Afloat as Session Comes to a Close
The Bridge
May 1, 2014
The politics of a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave
March 11, 2014
Stevens and Kimmich: Evidence Should Allay Fears Over Cost of Earned Sick Days Bill
VT Digger
March 2, 2014
Battle Over Paid Sick Days Begins
January 7, 2013
Legislative preview: Paid sick leave, child care workers’ union to be top labor issues
VT Digger
January 3, 2014
Cordes: Paid sick leave policies are good for all
VT Digger
December 16, 2013
Picketers demand higher wages, sick days for fast-food workers
December 6, 2013
Shumlin noncommittal on paid sick days
The Times Argus
November 26, 2013
Paid sick time just makes sense- Op-Ed
The Brattleboro Reformer
November 14, 2013
Paid sick days good for business- Op-Ed
Rutland Herald
October 13, 2013
When we win paid sick days, we put our kids first- Op-Ed
The Brattleboro Reformer
October 2, 2013
Pollina: Earned sick days make sense for Vermont
VT Digger
September 22, 2013
Push For Paid Sick Days Kicks Off in Vermont
September 20, 2013
Campaign pushes for Vermont Paid Sick Days Bill
The Eagle
September 20, 2013
Coalition pushes paid sick days
The Times Argus
September 20, 2013
Rally for paid sick days
September 19, 2013
Activist Push For Paid Sick Time
September 19, 2013
Drive to require paid sick days kicks off
VT Digger
September 19, 2013
Campaign for paid sick days launches
September 19. 2013
Rally for paid sick days
September 19


Letter to the Editor: Importance of Paid Sick Days
Valley News
September 14, 2013
Vermont Workers’ Center: Paid Sick Days
Channel 17- Town Meeting Television
August 23, 2013
Should Vermont mandate paid sick leave?
Burlington Free Press
April 19, 2013
Backers, opponents of mandated paid sick leave bring arguments to the state house
VT Digger
April 19, 2013
AFSCME’s Vermont Homecare United supports Earned Paid Sick Leave Bill
April 19, 2013
Should employers be forced to provide paid sick days?
April 18, 2013
Bill Would Ensure Paid Sick Days for All Working In Vermont
The Vermont Standard
April 15, 2013
Kunin: Paid Sick Leave
April 15, 2013
Why we need to require paid sick days
The Times Argus
April 13, 2013
Broad coalition presses for universal sick leave legislation
VT Digger
March 13, 2013
Kunin Pushes for Paid Sick Leave Legislation
March 12, 2013
Moulton: Paid sick days good for Vermont’s economy
VT Digger
March 1, 2013
DesLauriers: Paid sick days should be a public health priority
VT Digger
August 22, 2012
Vermont’s workers need paid sick time
June 11, 2009
The Reformer
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