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Downtown/Seton Hill Overdose Alert - A recent spike in overdoses was detected in Downtown/Seton Hill on May 22. Such spikes are often-related to tainted or particularly potent heroin (including heroin laced with fentanyl). Please share this information and encourage family, friends and neighbors to get trained to administer the overdose-reversing medication, Naloxone - you could help save a life.
Let’s get paid sick leave signed into law!
The Maryland General Assembly has sent HB 1 (also known as the Healthy Working Families Act) to Governor Hogan for his review. He now has until May 27 to sign the bill into law.
Please help make sure he does!
This bill would allow Marylanders to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work, up to five days per year for a full-time worker. Part-time workers and victims of domestic violence would also be afforded time they need.
This legislation makes big sense for Maryland. Not only do workers benefit, but businesses benefit from increased productivity, and do not typically see an increase in costs. One recent study by the Center for Law and Social Policy makes that case here.
Here’s what you can tell the Governor about this critical bill:
As a result, people in Baltimore – and people across Maryland – have to choose between their job and their health; that is an impossible choice.
No matter where you live, no matter what your job is, we all get sick. Yet nearly 40% of working Marylanders don’t get the time to recover, and are forced to go to work sick.
Please sign HB 1, the Healthy Working Families Act, into law. More than 80% of Marylanders support this bill.