Virginia House of Delegates member Elizabeth Guzman, D-Woodbridge, has been working to pass House Bill 2137 that would require Virginia businesses to offer paid sick days to employees, including healthcare workers, teachers, first responders and retail workers. Recent polling shows that Virginia voters are on her side.
An overwhelming majority of recent polled Virginians were in favor of requiring paid sick days. The February poll from Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Civic Leadership found:
“When it comes to the workplace, 88% of voters support requiring employers to offer paid sick leave and 68% support allowing public employees to unionize and bargain collectively.”
Supporters of the bill and poll organizers alike hope these results will help influence Virginia lawmakers.
“These findings should help inform decisions as the 2021 session moves into its final weeks,” said Wason Center Academic Director Dr. Quentin Kidd.
You can read more on the results of the poll here.