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Maryland Workers Win 'Precedent-Setting' Paid Sick Leave Protections


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Maryland Workers Win 'Precedent-Setting' Paid Sick Leave Protections

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

A Maryland county just won one of the strongest paid sick leave protections in the country, in what supporters say sets an important precedent for state- and nation-wide efforts to win this basic protection.

"This issue is an issue whose time has come," said Melissa Broome, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force and lead organizer with Working Matters, in an interview with Common Dreams. "Everyone you talk to, people get it."