There’s exciting news out of Florida! A coalition of Orlando workers, businesses, unions and advocates has launched a new campaign to establish a citywide paid sick days standard. The campaign filed paperwork at City Hall this week – the first step toward having the proposal put to the city’s voters.
The group also rallied on the front steps of City Hall. Local businesses owners, parents and workers shared their stories and spoke out about the critical need for earned paid sick days in Orlando.
Now, the campaign is focused on collecting signatures from registered voters who support the proposed ordinance and giving voters the opportunity to have their say on the need for paid sick days in the city. The campaign needs to collect roughly 20,000 signatures.