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ASBC Congratulates Partners on Massachusetts and Delaware Passing Paid Leave and Higher Minimum Wage Bills

Yesterday, the state legislatures in both Delaware and Massachusetts overwhelmingly passed bills that will extend paid leave to workers in their states. By passing these bills, they join five other states, as well as the District of Columbia, that have already paid leave laws in place. Additionally, while both bills are big wins for paid leave, the Massachusetts bill will also raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2023.

ASBC and its members have long advocated for a federal paid leave law, such as the FAMILY Act, that would extend at least 12 weeks of paid leave for workers nationwide. Not only does paid leave reduce worker turnover and reduce business costs, it leads to higher employee morale and more reliably productive workplace.

ASBC wants to recognize the hard work and dedication of partners – the National Partnership for Women & Families, PL+US, and the countless state advocates – in getting paid leave passed. ASBC also would like to highlight our member, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, for their work on the minimum wage campaign in Massachusetts. Their tireless efforts have produced results that will benefit millions of workers.

Source Author: 
John B. Minor
Source Publication Date: 
June 21, 2018