Sens. Harding & Sampson: Paid sick days bill is “tone-deaf”; will hurt CT employers & employees

March 19, 2024

For Immediate Release

Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding and Sen. Rob Sampson, Ranking Senator on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, issued the following statement with regard to Democrats’ push to pass a bill to offer paid sick days to all private sector workers.

“Passage of this tone-deaf proposal will hurt employers and employees by eliminating their ability to negotiate employment terms themselves. It will make businesses reticent to choose Connecticut as a place to operate. It will raise costs for consumers. It also reveals how out of touch majority Democrats are. Big government telling mom and pop shops what they must do and forcing them to comply is their priority.”