Wisconsin Restaurant Association

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The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is a trade association representing the interests of restaurants in Wisconsin. It lobbied for the adoption of Senate Bill 23 in Wisconsin, which overturned a Milwaukee ordinance that required paid sick leave for workers. The ordinance "specified that paid sick leave could be used if a worker is ill, needs to care for a sick child, or obtain counseling if raped or battered" and also "barred companies from penalizing workers for exercising their rights and from erecting unreasonable barriers to impede the fair use of sick leave. It had been passed with a 70% majority, but the state law supported by MMAC trumped it. [1]

References

  1. Flu with that Burger? ALEC Wants Sick People Serving You Food PR Watch, October 19, 2011, accessed October 21, 2011