Shumlin, Campbell, Smith Statement on Passage of Paid Sick Days
MONTPELIER - February 17, 2016 - Gov. Peter Shumlin, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, and House Speaker Shap Smith issued the following statement after the House passed paid sick days legislation. The Senate passed the legislation last week. It will now go to the Governor for his signature.
"This legislation puts an end to an era where some Vermonters were faced with the decision of going to work sick or potentially losing their job. Many Vermont businesses do the right thing by offering paid sick days to their employees. This important right will now be extended to all Vermonters. That's the right thing to do for workers, businesses, and public health. We're proud that Vermont will become the fifth state to guarantee this important protection to its citizens."