Fred Redmond is the International Vice President of Human Affairs for the United Steelworkers.
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April 24, 2013
The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month prohibiting local sick leave ordinances, even when they have wide popular support. The Florida Senate is currently considering similar legislation. Two Florida Republicans introduced these anti-sick leave bills after an Orange County ballot initiative gained more than 50,000 signatures last fall. The measure would require employers to allow workers to earn up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year, one hour for every 37 hours worked. Republican lawmakers say they must deny voters the right to decide whether to institute...