Signatures were delivered to the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Next will be verification of the signatures and approval by the MA Attorney General. Would expect to be on the ballot on Nov. 6, 2014.
Earned Sick Time has been a core pursuit of JALSA for over 6 years and we are now going to “the people to get this passed.” Likewise, a raise in the Minimum Wage has been an important goal of JALSA. The vast majority of persons receiving the minimum wage are family providers. You cannot feed, cloth, and shelter a family on the current minimum wage. This year, the earned sick time campaign has joined forces with another campaign working to improve conditions for low-income workers: the minimum wage campaign. $8.00 an hour is not enough to support a family, especially with the high living costs in Massachusetts.