By forcing workers to make hard decisions on matters of life or death, financial ruin or stability, Maryland Governor Hogan’s veto of Paid Sick Leave legislation is "channeling the spirit of President Trump right here in Maryland,” said SEIU 32BJ's Jaime Contreras last week. “People will go broke, get sicker and maybe even die on Governor Hogan’s watch,” added Paul Brown, a security officer in downtown Baltimore and a member of SEIU 32BJ. “I am lucky to be alive after having a heart attack that could’ve been prevented if I had paid sick leave," said Brown. "Both my brother and sisters died of cancer and I couldn’t afford time off to care for them." Brown called on the Maryland Legislature to override the Governor’s veto as soon as they come back in January.
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