Victory for Earned Sick Time for One Million Workers!
November 5, 2014
Last night, we won earned sick time as voters overwhelmingly approved Question 4! Because of your work over the last year and half, one million people in Massachusetts will no longer have to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and losing their job.
Yesterday, ECCO volunteers were out from 7am-8pm knocking on thousands of doors in Lynn, Salem, Beverly, and Gloucester. Over the last nine weeks, we have knocked on 12,000 doors, made 20,000 calls, and reached 10,000 people in the pews to turn out the vote for Question 4.
Last year, we gathered 24,000 signatures to put a raise in the minimum wage and earned sick time on the ballot. Last night, we finished the story winning the strongest sick time policy in the country. Your work has made the North Shore and Massachusetts a more just region and state!
Thank you for all you have done to make this dream a reality.
With much gratitude, excitement, and hope,