Democrats announce legislation to ensure paid sick leave for Michigan workers


In a joint press conference between Democratic members of the state Senate and House last week discussed new legislation that would provide for additional sick leave for Michigan workers. The legislation, announced by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), along with Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), would […]

Democrats seeking paid sick leave for Michigan workers


LANSING, MI — House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday announced the re-introduction of legislation that would give Michigan employees one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours they worked. It’s an idea that’s kicked around for the past couple years in Lansing, including through a failed ballot initiative. […]

Paid sick leave bills introduced by MI Democrats

Senator Jim Ananich addresses the Senate during the May 21, 2013 session.

Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on: paid sick leave. During his first joint address to Congress, President Trump promoted paid family leave. Wednesday, House and Senate Democrats in Michigan introduced a bill that would require employers to provide earned, […]

Michigan Introduces New Legislation For Paid Sick Leave


The state of Michigan is introducing new legislation for paid sick leave. If passed, all part-time and full-time employees will get one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Right now, 44 percent of Michigan workers cannot afford to take off work if they or a family […]

Woodward: Fight for earned paid sick leave will continue


For nearly a year, activists and organizers with MI Time to Care worked day and night collecting signatures in the fight for earned paid sick time in Michigan. Our goal was to put a question on the ballot that would have allowed all working people in Michigan to earn one […]