New report examines impact of Earned Sick & Safe ordinances nationwide
On Tuesday, January 12th, The Main Street Alliance of Minnesota hosted a conference call with members of the media to discuss a new report examining the economic impact of earned sick day policies in cities nationwide.
Minneapolis businesses joined business owners in Jersey City, NJ and Portland, OR, who shared their experiences implementing sick days, and discussed the impact of local ordinances on the economy.
The report uses data from a recent analysis from the National Partnership for Women and Families analyzing the costs and benefits of earned sick day ordinances to businesses and economy in five cities and one state.
Minneapolis small business owners discussed their perspectives about the proposal for earned sick and safe time currently being considered and studied by 19 member Workplace Partnership Group organized by the city.
Speakers on the call included:
Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women and Families
Tony Sandkamp, owner of Sandkamp Woodworks, Jersey City, NJ
Shaun Sieren, owner of Biddy McGraw's, Portland, OR
Dan Ogiba, owner of Toppers Pizza, multiple locations
Dan Stenton-Klatt, owner of Butter Bakery Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Julie Kearns, owner of Junket: Tossed & Found, Minneapolis MN
A copy of the report can be viewed and downloaded here