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All workers in Pittsburgh guaranteed paid sick days through employer starting Sunday

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Starting Sunday, all workers in the city of Pittsburgh are guaranteed to have paid sick days through their employer.

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A statement from Councilman Corey O' Connor said the following:

“Starting today, all workers in Pittsburgh are guaranteed to have paid sick days through their employer.

When my council colleagues passed the legislation I proposed in 2015 (and later upheld by the PA’s Supreme Court), we never could have thought that we would be facing a pandemic in 2020.

Yet, even then, we recognized the public health benefits of allowing workers to stay home if they were sick without the penalty of losing their wages.

Paid sick leave helps to keep everyone safe. And it’s never been more important as we all face this crisis. I hope all of you and your families stay healthy.”

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