Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to Michigan workers

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has the luxury of paid time off.

That’s why the Michigan Time to Care Campaign is working to show support of a new proposal to put earned paid sick time on the 2018 ballot.

The idea is, for every 30 hours someone works, they would earn an hour of paid sick time.

Danielle Atkinson, co-chair of the Michigan Time to Care Commission, said it is an initiative that has been a long time coming.

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