Last year, Virginia’s legislature passed the first paid sick days law, providing protection for 30,000 home health workers. In 2022, it’s time for the legislature to build on that momentum, and provide paid sick days to 1.2 million Virginians who do not have them. A paid sick days policy is extremely popular across Virginia and across party lines: 88% of Virginians support a law requiring five paid sick days per year, according to a Christopher Newport University poll.
Now it’s time for the legislature to act. Encourage your Senator and Delegate to pass a paid sick day standard for all workers in 2022.