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Via strollers and a red wagon, 11,000 petitions arrive at Scott’s office

by John Kennedy | June 4th, 2013

Pushing a pair of strollers and pulling a red wagon, Central Florida women delivered 11,000 petition signatures Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott, calling on him to veto legislation that would block local governments from adopting mandatory sick time benefits for workers in the community.

Organize Now, MomsRising.org and the National Council of La Raza collected the petition names delivered Tuesday. The groups are fighting HB 655, sought by Walt Disney World, Darden Restaurants and state business associations, which would stop governments from requiring companies to provide sick time to employees.

Working women say the measure affects them most, since they are frequently forced to take time off to care for sick children or other family members. The measure hasn’t been sent to Scott yet by legislative leaders. The governor hasn’t said what he thinks of the proposal.

“There are plenty of existing laws that are different, city-by-city, county-by-county…and large corporations are able to deal with that every day with no problem,” said Stephanie Porta, with Organize Now. “We think the patchwork quilt argument is one that is made up to argue against this.”

Organize Now led the effort to put an earned sick time measure on the ballot in Orange County. In turn, the prospect of voters supporting the requirement led businesses to fight back — with legislation that bars such measures from taking place in any Florida county or city.

“When my kids get sick, the last thing I should have to worry about is losing my day’s wages or worse — getting fired — when I stay home to take care of them,” said Denise Diaz, a mother of two, who lives in Orlando, and pushed a stroller loaded with petitions to Scott’s office.

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5 Responses to “Via strollers and a red wagon, 11,000 petitions arrive at Scott’s office”

  1. Repubtallygirl Says:

    Its called life. Crap happens.

    Govt cannot dictate to PRIVATE businesses what benefits they can or cannot offer.

    I hope Gov Scott does not give in to the demands of a group whose webpage says, Take Over Everything.

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