February 4, 2009
Taylor Stands with Voters
MILWAUKEE- the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce has filed an injunction in Milwaukee County circuit court in opposition to the paid sick days referendum supported by 69% of Milwaukee voters on the November 4, 2008 ballot.
“On Monday I was faced with the dilemma that so many working families have to deal with. I had to make a choice whether to go work or care for my sick child. This referendum gives the people that choice and I stand with them”, said Taylor.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and City Attorney Grant Langley have both decided not to oppose the court injunction filed by MMAC to stop the ordinance from taking effect on February 10, 2009.
“This is a valid public health issue. No one should have to lose a job because they are sick or taking care of a sick child. Those who oppose this measure are sending the wrong message to single mothers, single fathers and working families in Milwaukee”, Taylor stated.
The Milwaukee chapter of the 9to5 Association of Working Women will be holding a press conference at Milwaukee City Hall on February 4, 2009 in support of the ordinance slated to take effect in six days.