Economically sufficiency is a goal for many Maryland families. Earned Sick and Safe Leave is one avenue to help families get there. Many low-income wage earners cannot afford to be sick as it means lost wages. Lost wages mean an inability to pay for expenses that keep a family afloat month-to-month.
Therefore, we have joined the Working Matters Coalition to push for Earned Sick and Safe Leave. We know that getting Earned Sick and Safe Leave will be a three-year effort, at least. However, we are committed to ensuring that families are in a better position to take care of themselves as well as their loved ones.