Push for paid sick leave at Burlington summit (June 12, 2014)

By Molly Walsh, Burlington Free Press 

Randy George, co-owner of the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex, said offering paid leave for his employees has been a good thing.

Many people don’t expect benefits in certain industries and it becomes a class issue, George said, echoing Kunin’s sentiments.

When Red Hen offered paid leave there was a transformation and employees began to see their jobs as something they could actually make a career of, rather than just a job to get them from point A to point B, George said.

“That makes a really big difference to me as a business owner to be able to have a staff that is really dedicated to what they are doing.”