Thanks to you and the support of over 200 Maine small business owners, this year Maine became the first state in the nation to enact a paid time off policy. Now hundreds of thousands of workers will not have to decide between going to work sick and losing a crucial day’s pay. Thank you!
As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.
Small business owners from across Maine converged in Augusta to call on the state legislature to pass legislation allowing employees to earn paid sick days. They released a report from the Maine Small Business Coalition and the Main Street Alliance that analyzes the impact of earned paid sick days on small businesses.
Today the Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) endorsed the Maine Center for Economic Policy's Prosperity Budget, an action plan for shared growth and opportunity.
The Prosperity Budget is a blueprint for investments in families, communities and the economy that will put Maine on an upward trajectory for years to come. Its proposals promote good schools, good jobs, health care, infrastructure - all of which support small business' ability to thrive.
The Maine Small Business Coalition is supporting LD 369 that would ensure that all Maine workers earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to five days per year, that they can use to recover from an illness or take care of a sick family member.
The Maine Small Business Coalition, a group of more than 5,000 small business owners across the state, has launched a campaign to guarantee earned paid sick days for workers to strengthen Maine’s workforce, businesses, and communities.
Why Maine small business owners support earned paid sick days: