In Massachusetts, 31% of workers do not have access to paid sick days. A “Yes” on Question 4 would ensure that these individuals have the chance to earn paid sick leave in order to care for themselves and their loved ones who are ill.
Judaism teaches that employers and employees have a common interest in workers’ health and a mutual obligation to secure the wellness of the labor force. We are taught that “one who withholds an employee’s wages is as though he deprived him of his life” (Baba Metzia 112a). Indeed, in the case of paid sick days, a worker’s pay is directly tied to his/her well-being.
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Until Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm