The NJ Time to Care Coalition depends on first hand stories to demonstrate to policy makers why access to earned sick time and family leave insurance is a necessity and basic right, and that workers should be paid decent wages. One of the most important things you can do in this fight is to share your story.
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Nate Blaise lives in Vermont, and he currently lacks paid sick days. Recently, Nate had a heart attack and had to return to work against his Doctors' wishes. Nate explains how he had to go back to work because he couldn't afford his medication otherwise, especially considering he was dropped from insurance company. Paid sick days would have helped Nate, as well as countless other workers, recover safely, and without the fear of economic instability.