Nebraska Examiner: Group presses petition seeking paid sick leave for all Nebraska workers

In The News   Posted by Tony Vargas · July 18, 2023

State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha has spearheaded legislation that highlighted the need for paid sick days. During the pandemic, he also pressed a separate bill that highlighted the related needs of workers whose jobs were deemed “essential” during the pandemic, including workers in meatpacking plants.

Vargas, reached late Thursday, said he knows as a working dad “how hard it can be juggling your job and needing to care for your loved ones when they are sick.”

”Every Nebraskan should be able to take a day off when they’re sick without risking their job or their ability to pay their bills,” he said.

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