Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called on the state’s Legislature to take action and pass legislation to provide paid sick and family leave that workers deserve.
Gov. Wolf believes that enacting such a law is necessary now more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health risks associated with the pandemic is too high. Workers shouldn’t go through the difficulty of choosing between losing a day’s wage and going to work ill, putting other people’s health at risk.
Pennsylvania workers can use paid sick and family leave to recover from sickness, to go to their medical appointment, or to care for a loved one.
In a statement, Gov. Wolf said, “It’s time for the General Assembly to stand up for Pennsylvania’s workers and protect the health of all Pennsylvanians.” He noted that there are many proposed bills on paid sick and family leave that are pending in the legislature. He is committed to working with the state’s lawmakers to finally provide workers with the paid leave they deserve.
“Pennsylvania workers have waited long enough, and the pandemic has made the need for paid sick leave more urgent. All employees should have healthy and safe workplaces,” added Gov. Wolf.